The roasting course has the great ability to bring the student from the initial stages, in the basic principles of the roasting of the coffee are applied, up to the real management of the Roasting and of a Micro-Roasting.

The roasting module is divided into three different levels:

  • Foundation

    This course will give you a fundamental understanding of the roasting process and the key determining factors in heating control, the roast cycle, process logging and how to control basic sensory aspects of the coffee by roasting light or dark. This session is ideally suited for people new to the coffee industry or those looking to gain an insight into the broad-subject matter of roasting coffee.

  • Intermediate

    This course will give you a more elaborate understanding of the roasting process and how different kinds of heat transfer is at play. You will also see how different roast profiles leads to different sensory expression for the same coffee even at the same roast degree. You will also hear about roast defects and how to avoid them and also be introduced to the basic physical changes that the beans undergo during the roasting process. Finally there is a small appendix about workspace management and lean production. It is recommended that you have some experience of working in this field before attempting this level or have successfully passed Roasting Foundation.

  • Professional

    This course will give you a deeper understanding of heat and heat transfer and more specific understanding of the physical, chemical and sensorial aspects of green and roasted coffee. It will also teach you about more subtle aspects of profile roasting and how the different parts of the roasting cycle affects physical and chemical aspects of the coffee. It will give you the knowledge and skills needed as a manager to plan and execute quality control, create a product range to meet different customer segment preferences, calculate production costs, plan and execute lean production.
    It is recommended that students have been working for a minimum of two years in a job with exposure to roasting coffee before taking this module, and ideally around three to five years.

Duration: Foundation, 7 hours on a single day (including exam) - Difficulty: ** on *****
Intermediate, 15 hours in two days (including exam) - Difficulty: *** on *****
Professional, 23 hours in three days (including exam) - Difficulty: ***** on *****
Location: DUBAI

Courses include lunch, teaching materials and our fabulous gadgets!