Coffee Roasting and Blending Course

Coffee Roasting and Blending Course

A course designed to give the bases of the roasting and blending technique for the Italian espresso.

A very busy day to learn how the roasting interacts with coffee: how to enhance the body, aroma and taste and how to build the blend we want to offer to our customers. A large section of the course is devoted to cupping and tasting techniques, because tasting is the real bookmark of our experience!

 

 

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More infos

The course starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 5.30 p.m. with a short lunch break. The Espresso Academy is in Florence, a few minutes with the tram away from the central railway station of Santa Maria Novella and a few minutes from the exit of the highway.

 

 

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Coffee Roasting and Blending Course

A course designed to give the bases of the roasting and blending technique for the Italian espresso.

A very busy day to learn how the roasting interacts with coffee: how to enhance the body, aroma and taste and how to build the blend we want to offer to our customers. A large section of the course is devoted to cupping and tasting techniques, because tasting is the real bookmark of our experience!

During the course we begin from the evaluation of the green coffee, then how to choose the roasting machine for different uses. Then we examine the various phases and profiles of the roasting process and how they affect the characteristics of the roasted coffee. After we proceed with practical exercises with final cupping of the roasted beans.

The course allows take part to the SCA roasting foundation exam, which can be held at the end of the day.

Periodically our school also organizes the Intermediate and Professional levels of SCA roasting, contact us for info!

 

Program of the course

  • Characteristics, evaluation and defects of the green coffee with the SCAE parameters.
  • Theory of roasting: different temperatures for different coffees, the roasting curves and profiles, methods of heat transfer, First Crack & Second Crack.
  • The Italian coffee roasting. Practical exercises of roasting with the colorimetric system of evaluation.
  • Tasting of a light and a dark roasted coffee.
  • Blending: create our own blend starting from our taste or the taste of our clients. Tasting of good and a “not very good” coffees already sold in the market.
  • Creating a first simple blend with two different single origin coffees.
SCA ROASTING

SCA Certificate

At the end of this course it is possible to take part to the SCA Roasting foundation level certification. Anyone wishing to take part in the certification exams are asked to report it to us when registering for the course. In our school you can also book Roasting Intermediate and Professional certifications. For more info on SCA certifications, consult this page.

Our Trainers

Marco Cremonese

One of the most known italian coffee and roasting experts. Marco has a large portfolio of consultancies for famous coffee roasting companies and is an official SCA trainer for coffee roasting, tasting and green coffee. He´s also frequently been chosen by the World Barista Championship to roast the coffees for the competitions.

Helena Oliviero

Helena is young and very experienced in the world of coffee. She´s the italian champion of Ibrik, AST for Barista and Brewing and also an R-Grader.. the first woman in Italy! She´s the responsible of the Brewing courses and Espresso Academy abroad.

One Week Coffee Route

This course is part of the One Week Coffee Route route, a complete journey in the world of coffee that includes days dedicated to barista, latte art, roasting, professional tasting, brewing and coffee shop management. Read more about the coffee route!

Your training in Espresso Academy Italy...

Your training in Espresso Academy Italy is not just a course, but a real coffee experience. During your journey you can work with our team in roasting and tasting. Also, you can visit (for free) famous coffee companies as La Marzocco, Eureka or Elektra! We can support your coffee tour in Italy with VISA invitations and bureaucratic issues, and we have a huge list of accommodations offering us discount!

  • We attended the two-day Barista course (advanced level) and its really cool and awesome. Our instructor-Gabriele shares all the techniques and secrets to make a perfect espresso and cappuccino, plus the coffee art which every participants were so excited and enjoyed every hands-on. As part of the Advanced level course, Gabriele also gave us a tour inside their processing plant. A highly recommended tour if you're visiting Florence both for individual who's looking for a career in coffee industry or simply Coffee lovers.
  • Great experience ! It's fun, very interactive , the trainers are really interested that you learn and practice a lot, before you apply for your certificate. If you never worked in a coffee shop or you never experience how to make a great cappuccino and espresso this is the right place to try . Can't wait to get back and learn some more ! Thank you all !
    TLumi, Croatia
  • Had an amazing two days here going all the way from the roasting room, blends and the theory, but most importantly a lot of practice at making good espressos and cappuccinos with assistance from the instructors, through to the SCA exams. Very friendly and helpful instructors and I can highly recommend the Espresso Academy! A great experience and great knowledge gained. Thank you to all at Espresso Academy and Mokaflor, I highly recommend you all!
    Pierre V, Auckland New Zealand

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