Beginner Coffee Roasting Course

This course will introduce you to the drum roaster, its operation, safety and maintenance procedures, basic concepts of heat application and airflow. We look at an array of basic measurement tools to reinforce best practices for work flow.

Price: $1595.00


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Recommended For: We recommend this course for those people who have no previous experience working on a coffee roaster. 

  • Roasting enthusiasts 
  • Career changers 
  • Coffee professionals 
  • Knowledge seekers
  • Home roasters 
  • Professional development

 Course Content:

  • Roaster Operations
  • Temperature Control
  • Roasting Logs
  • Density Measurements
  • Method of Heat transfer (conductive, radiation and convection)
  • Endothermic and Exothermic reaction
  • Density and Roasting Loss
  • Maillard Reaction
  • Strecker Degradation
  • First Crack & Second Crack
  • Fire Risk and Safety Procedures
  • Preventative Maintenance

The sensory component of the course will cover:

  • Olfactory – classifying aromatic compounds according to source
  • Retro nasal aroma
  • Aromatic Profiles
  • Coffee taste sensations

What’s Included:

  • Take-home course notes/workbook
  • Unlimited coffee beverages from Big Bad Wolff Espresso Bar each day
  • Fresh seasonal fruit each day
  • Lunch each day
  • Wolff College of Coffee Digital Badge/Certificate

Duration & Time: The course runs over 3 days with a light lunch provided. In the case of reduced numbers, the course will run over 2 days however there will be a lot more one on one time with Peter Wolff (notice will be given if this changes after booking)

Location: Wolff College of Coffee
140 Gerler Road, Hendra Qld 4011

Course Educator: Conducted by Master Roaster Peter Wolff at the Wolff College of Coffee and on our two Probatino Gas Roasters.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothes (sleeved shirt) & enclosed shoes

Cancellation & Refunds: We do offer a change of mind exchange or refund if notice is given within 72 hours of the course commencing. We are unable to exchange, transfer or refund course bookings if the notice falls outside of the 72 hour window. If the course is not going to proceed due to numbers, we will notify you 72 hours prior to the course commencing. Please read the full list of Wolff College of Coffee Terms & Conditions here

Common questions: Have a burning question which is not listed on here? Please check our list of common questions here. If you can’t find the answer to your question please get in touch with a member of our Education Team - call 07 3267 5551 or email [email protected]


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