In-Person Coffee Roasting Education
Join us for in-person, hands-on training geared for coffee professionals or the coffee curious. You will have the opportunity to get your hands on roasters of different sizes and coffees from different places. We will roast together, taste together, and learn together. We will coach you in how to use your machine for better results. We will discuss business strategies, safety, maintenance and so much more.
We work hard to give you the tools to succeed in the coffee industry. We are your ally in growing your talents and your business. You will leave our training experiences excited about coffee and your place in the industry.
- Hands-on coffee roasting, brewing, and sensory classes taught by some of the most talented instructors in the industry
- Interactive live-streams
- The largest library of free “How To” coffee training videos available with the most up-to-date and evolving information
Specialty Coffee Roasting for Entrepreneurs Series Learn More >>
A four day series of coffee courses focused on preparing you for a business in roasting. The classes listed below may be booked separately, or you can save $150 by booking together. Click here for more information.
Starting with the basics of sensory analysis, this course guides students through the difficult to master subjects such as green coffee cupping, sample roasting, roast profile analysis and quality control. Spots for this class are limited, click the title above or view the “Specialty Coffee Roasting for Entrepreneurs” series page for more information.
A focused, two-day session that includes classroom education and hands-on experience. As our most popular class attended by hundreds from all over the world, this class is perfect for people who consider themselves beginner or intermediate level roasters, especially those who intend to start their own coffee roasting business.
In this class, you will gain the ability to clearly develop and communicate ideal brewing parameters to anyone who uses your coffee, ensuring you have more control over their experience. Become a brewing expert so you can provide of a top-notch product from drum to cup.
Next Level Technical Skills for Professionals
Building on skills you’ve learned in the classroom and honed in your roastery or cafe, join Mill City for our next level of technical skills training in Minneapolis, MN.
We will be alternating from coffee and espresso theory to instructor demonstration, to practical application and practice. Our class size is limited to 6 students to make room for plenty of personalized learning. Lunch is provided on both days, and you know we will always provide fresh coffee.
This course is designed to challenge the ruts that professional roasters get stuck in and gain a fresh and vibrant perspective on the job of roasting coffee. Running a machine is old hat, guiding a coffee along a profile is easy, and ensuring safe operations has become a regular part of the job. It’s time to knock off the dust and come at roasting with a new perspective and maybe have some fun with it again.
Improving on skills you’ve learned in and out of the classroom, this course focuses on the specific lessons tested against for the SCA Roasting exam. This two day course is led by Joe Marrocco and takes place at the Mill City Minneapolis Campus.
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