Roasting 101 in Ontario

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Our popular hands-on Roasting 101 course is returning to Canada! Mill City Roasters is partnering with KW Coffee Collective to host an in-person roasting course at their shared-roasting facility in Kitchener, Ontario. This class is open to both US and Canadian roasters and there is no previous roasting experience required to attend.

Early Bird Discount: Register early and you pay $800 $700!

Group Discount: Register two or more students and save an additional $100 on each registration! Discount automatically applied.


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We have formatted this class to focus on specific coffees as a roaster would experience them. We’ll start at the cupping table and evaluate a green coffee for defects, then participate in a sample cupping. Based on what we discover about the quality and flavor of the green, we will form roast plans for profiles and begin to execute them on production roasters.


By utilizing KW Coffee Collective’s twin MCR-10 roasters, students will work in small groups to roast production sized batches of coffee. Collaborating with each other, students will develop roast plans, manipulate the digital control panel, and practice high-level machine control with different coffees. 


Over and over, we’ll return to the cup to evaluate the real output of our effort. We’ll experience the flavor, mouthfeel and body of all of our roasts but we’ll specifically investigate students’ roasts of the same green coffee render differently in the cup. We’ll review the role that cupping protocol plays in your roasting and give you practical advice on how to establish a solid cupping practice for yourself.


KW Collective is a commercial roastery and shared-use roasting facility. Working in their space will allow you to become familiar with other tools and equipment that are necessary to operate a commercial roastery. Students will have a chance to see what kind of equipment and installation considerations they might need in their own roasting space.


Day 19am-4pm CST
Class in Ontario at KWCC
Day 29am-4pm CSTClass in Ontario at KWCC


  • This class is lead by Lauren & Bryant from Mill City Roasters. 
  • You will roast on two MCR-10s.
  • Lunch is provided by KWCC.
  • No perfume, aftershave, heavy scents, etc. Gotta keep the air clear to smell the coffee!
  • Sorry, no cancellation refunds within 30 days of class. Groups must all attend the same class to receive the group discount.


Be sure to fill out your registration form. This information helps us prepare class materials, order lunches and get an idea of where you are in your roasting education.

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