Roaster Level 1 - Necessary Skills (SCA Intermediate with More Depth & Breadth)
Part A = August 14 & 15
September Part B Weekends To Be Announced
The Academy of Coffee Excellence has been developing and delivering coffee education curricula and training for more than 25 years. We have done this for the Specialty Coffee Association of America, Specialty Coffee Association, Industry Trade Associations, Private Companies and Countries' Coffee Development Boards. Our coursework greatly exceeds in both depth and relevance the minimum requirements for an SCA Certificate. The optional SCA Certificate Written Exam will be available on-line from SCA.
It is important for you to know that educational offerings can vary widely in depth and breadth of instructional content among coffee educators. Always ask to see the detailed course description so that you can accurately compare the educational programming and experience that you will be receiving.
Email Todd@wcoffee.com to discuss content and scheduling
$1,500.00 usd per person for 1 person
$1,400.00 usd per person for 2 people
$1,200.00 usd per person for 3 people
The Academy of Coffee Excellence's Roaster Level 1 - Necessary Skills, is a 2 Weekend, 2 Days Each Course for comprehensive roaster training designed to instill the skills necessary for a Roaster to be successful throughout the first few years of their career. It establishes the craft of roasting with in-depth applicable theory and learn by doing exercises in the areas of coffee analysis and evaluation via cupping, sample roasting, production roasting production management.
Cup 2 different sets of sample roasts and select a coffee that is consistent with who you are as a roaster
Roast a minimum of 12 production roasts
Cup and calibrate with Q Instructors or Q Graders the coffees you roast
Move a coffee from an importer's sample, through flavor potential experimentation and finally into a production roast
Academy of Coffee Excellence Roaster Level 1 graduates will demonstrate a proficiency with the scientific and technical elements of coffee roasting. You will also demonstrate basic quality control process skills for developing and producing production roasts. This course lays the groundwork for the ongoing development of your career in coffee.
Your registration includes:
Tuition for the training and education - Academy of Coffee Excellence detailed course workbook and resource flash drive for continued learning - Morning fruit, coffee, baked goods, snacks and lunch each day. Each of the 2, 2 Day Sessions covers a great deal of content.
Lunch is provided and dietary requests are respected.
Optional SCA Exams
You are permitted to take this course without taking the SCA Certificate Exams. They are optional. There are several reasons why you may wish to take the certificate exams. They are not, however, required for attending.
Optional SCA Exams: There is a separate SCA assessed fee for the SCA Practical and Written Exams. Upon passing, the SCA Roasting Intermediate Certificate will be issued directly from the SCA. The separate SCA Exam and Certificate Fee will be assessed and collected on the exam day. Credit card, check or cash payment are accepted for exam admission.
If you wish to take the SCA Exams, it is important to note that YOU WILL NEED AN SCA LEARNER NUMBER prior to taking the exams – THIS IS NOT YOUR SCAA MEMBER NUMBER.
To find or create your SCA Learner Number you may follow this link to the SCA’s website.