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Roasting Foundations and Intermediate - SCA Certificate Program

Roasting Foundations and Intermediate - SCA Certificate Program

Every roast batch is uniquely different, and a good roaster will be able to create flavor and consistency from a variety of beans. Our certified roasting courses are ideal for those considering a vocation as a coffee roaster and intend on mastering the skills of coffee roasting.


Designed to introduce core roasting skills and equipment to people with no previous roasting experience. The student will be able to describe the various stages of roasting using all terminology from the keyword list below.

The Foundation level provides a first taste of a specific coffee discipline and is a great way to get insight into a module to help you decide if you want to go on to learn more.
The Foundation level requires no previous experience, Sensory and Green Coffee Foundation level courses are recommended
Courses at this level usually take 1 day.


This course will provide a more detailed understanding of the roasting process and the different kinds of heat transfer at work.

The Intermediate level is suitable if you are already part of the industry, working in the field covered by the module, and have a firm knowledge of the basic skills.
Pre-requisite: Roasting Foundation, Green Coffee Foundation and Sensory Foundation
Courses at the Intermediate level usually take a minimum of 2 days.

How a Combo Class Works

The Combo Class is open for everyone from beginner to seasoned veteran.  It covers the curriculum the Foundation and Intermediate Levels in order to give you a thorough experience and empowers you wherever you are in the coffee supply chain.  At the end of the course, you can choose if you would like to test at the Foundation Level, Intermediate Level or both.

Optional certificate testing typically occurs following this course.

If you would like to take the certification exam, please add the exam fee to your cart - in addition to the course.


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