In this class. you will learn the basics of coffee roasting in a relaxed and informal environment. At the end of the session, you will have the skills necessary to start roasting beans at home. We'll go through the process from green beans to roasted and ready to grind. We will sample beans at various roasts and learn the signs to identify what stage your beans are in. You'll learn about the process and what is 1st and 2nd crack and what to expect in the roasting process. We'll guide you in using your visual, auditory, and olfactory senses to monitor the progress of your coffee roast. Plus we will also go over basic safety and proper roasting procedures. Lastly, you will walk out with coffee you actually roasted yourself.
The Pursuit Supply Company
4316 W. Irving Park Rd., Floor 1Chicago, IL, 60641
Melissa E.Coffee Roasting Basics
My husband and I love coffee and the art of doing things ourselves, so we were very excited for this class. We thought: 5 hours for a coffee roasting class?! This must be intense and in-depth. The description of the class literally said, allow 5 hours for this class. We were ready to roll our sleeves up and learn! We arrived at the class, and found ourselves clustered in the back of a cluttered shop, with a teacher that clearly didn't have a set agenda, and was just rambling. We learned about roasting coffee, which was interesting, but it was really just a tutorial on using the coffee roasting machines that the instructor sells in his store. Speaking of selling, a customer came in to the store because, despite the fact that we paid $30 each to be in his class, the teacher did not care enough to close his store during the class. There was an awkward interaction between them then, and the teacher got very distracted by it. Then, we had to wait to, one at a time, use his ONE coffee roasting machine that was set up to roast coffee. This took the most time of anything, yet the class was still done an hour and a half after it started (not 5 hours, as we were previously told).
Elana S.Coffee Roasting Basics
Teacher had a good mix of teaching and hands on learning.
John H.Coffee Roasting Basics
Very enjoyable class. Learned a huge amount about coffee roasting and got to roast my own coffee.
I would definitely recommend it to others.