Coffee Roaster Training

We are excited to announce the launch of our Beginners Roasting Course, perfect for anyone looking to learn to roast coffee.

Students will have the opportunity to learn to roast coffee from experienced roasters & green bean importers.

This entry level course is ideal for Cafe Owners who want to know more about roasting their own coffee, Coffee Professionals who are keen improve their employment opportunities by adding a new string to their bow, Plus New Comers and Home Enthusiasts who want to learn something exciting.

CAFE OWNERS: By the end of this course you will be able to confidently set up your own roasting facility and roast your own beans for your cafe.

The comprehensive course will cover:

  • Roasting equipment use and maintenance
  • Green bean buying and selection
  • Sensory analysis and pallete development exercises
  • Cupping coffee so you can select and purchase green coffee in the future
  • Roast profiling; using software to track and measure your roasting
  • Roast development; understanding roast events, RoR, development, airflow and gas controls
  • Post roast cupping ( so you can assess your results)
  • Roast analysis; learn about, create and roast filter and espresso roast profiles
  • Roasting procedures for production – roaster machine selection & capacities for business use.
  • Plus anything and everything that comes up when your in the middle of a hands-on class learning something new.

We believe you “learn by doing” so on this functional, practical course you will be roasting all your own coffee (not observing and instructor, or watching a powerpoint, or playing with 50g sample roasts.)

Our hands-on course allows each student to complete at least five roasts yourself on a full sized commercial roaster

Green coffee will be provided and students will have the opportunity to roast beans from 3 different origins.

As a foundations course, you will be amongst other beginners and in a place where it is safe to make mistakes, feel nervous and have fun learning a new craft.

The course is 95% hands on and you will be roasting 12kg -18kg of coffee from 3 origins over the course of the weekend, plus you take your roasted beans home with you at the end for drinking and sharing.

Students with any previous roasting experience will learn from an experienced roaster,they will be able to discuss and test new ideas

By the end of this course you will be confident in your ability to set up your own micro roasting facility for your cafe.


$1500 per person – includes  all course materials including green beans.


Classes in March, April and May