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SCA Coffee Skills Program Roasting Module classes provide hands-on experience with the roasting process, roast levels, physical and chemical changes of coffee while roasting, and identifying defects.

The Foundations, Intermediate, and Professional levels cover essential topics like workplace safety, production techniques, and roasting operations – earning you credits towards your SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.

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This one-day course is suitable for beginning professionals and hobbyists and is a solid introduction to roasting, both from a theoretical as well as from a practical point of view.

Roasting Foundations provides a basic understanding of the roasting process, including the roast cycle and how to control sensory aspects of the coffee by roasting light or dark.

Students will take the SCA Foundations Roasting exam. Upon completion of course work and passing the exams, students earn 5 points towards the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.


Interested in roasting? Starting or expanding a roasting operation or seeking employment as a roast master?

Master and refine your roasting techniques, learn about the essence of roasted coffee quality, improve your tasting skills and earn certification from the SCA! 

Roasting Intermediate (2 day intensive course): takes your coffee roasting skills to the next level. We immerse you in a series of hands-on training exercises and cover these and more topics:

On the final day you will take the SCA Intermediate Roasting practical and written exams, students earn 10 points towards the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.


The Professional level is suitable for students pursuing roasting knowledge at a high level.

Extensive relevant experience is recommended before attempting this level. Candidates must hold the Intermediate qualification in the module before attempting the professional level.

Students completing Roasting Professional and passing the written and practical exams earn 25 points towards the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.

Before attempting Roasting Professional Students must have attended  SCA Intermediate Roasting and have held that certification for at least 3 months.

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SCA Module Courses

Refunds or rescheduling is possible 30 days before the course on the SCA Module courses for FREE.

After this period you can reschedule or get a refund minus 20% free of the cost of the purchased course up to 14 days before the course when rescheduling or cancellations are not possible. 

The course will be at the BOOT COFFEE CAMPUS at 619 Lindaro Street, San Rafael, CA (just north of San Francisco).

Our courses typically begin at 9 am each morning and finish each day between 5 and 7 pm depending on the progress of students in each course.

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We provide 1h lunch break, light snacks and drinks through the duration of the course. Students are responsible to provide their own lunch.