Coffee Roasting Basic Course / Roasting Foundation SCA

The basic roasting and blending course consists of an intense day (perhaps we will finish a little late) which aims to give important theoretical and practical foundations on the science (and art) of roasting and blending. From the roasting machine to the roasting stages up to the coffees to be used for your blends.

The course allows you to access, if asked, the SCA roasting foundation exam.

Passing the SCA foundation exam (optional) allows to get 5 points for the SCA Coffee Skills Program diploma.

Tostatura del caffè

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  • Which green coffee for which result in the cup?
  • How the process, variety and altitude of coffee cultivation can affect the roasting process
  • How to choose the roasting machine?
  • Physical and chemical elements of roasting: different temperatures for different coffees, first and second crack, degradation of acids and variation of caffeine in roasting.
  • Conduction, convection and radiation.
  • Recognize the colors of coffee in the various phases: yellow, cinnamon etc ...
  • Coffee cooling and degassing
  • The concept of profile and roasting curve
  • Practice: managing the batch from start to finish.
  • The most classic mistakes in coffee roasting
  • Professional cupping of roasted coffee
  • Blending: creating our blend targeting our taste or the taste of our customers.

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 Trainer

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 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.


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