Education

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Local coffee tastes better.

We think more people roasting coffee is exactly what the industry needs. That’s why we developed education programs that make coffee roasting accessible to everyone. With courses tailored to fit anyone’s level of experience- from home roasters looking to up their roast game to roasting professionals looking to hone their craft- CoRo is working to give everyone the tools they need to roast, package, source, and sell coffee.


Introduction to Production Roasting
Every Monday, 9:30-11:30am. $280/person

CoRo’s Introduction to Production Roasting is a 3-person group class providing an introduction to coffee roasting on production-grade roasters. Perfect for roasters new to CoRo who are interested in upping their roast game and coffee enthusiasts who want to see how it all happens behind-the-scenes!

Here students receive an overview of roasting machine operations, basic production logistics, safety procedures, and hands-on roasting of a batch of green using our Probat, 5 kg roaster. And on top of all the skills and knowledge, you leave the class with around 8lbs of delicious roasted coffee!

 

Introduction to Small-Batch Roasting
Every Friday, 9:30-11:30am. $280/person

CoRo’s Introduction to Small-Batch Roasting is a 2-person group class providing an introduction to small-batch coffee roasting on our new Mill City, 1kg roaster. This class is perfect for anyone, from home roasters looking to take that “next step” to experienced roasters looking for an introduction to the Mill City’s interesting variable drum and fan speeds.

Here students receive an overview of roasting machine operations, including the Mill City’s drum and fan speed controls, basic production logistics, safety procedures, and hands-on roasting of two batches of green on the Mill City, 1kg roaster. And on top of all the skills and knowledge, you leave the class with around 2.5lbs of delicious roasted coffee!

 

Advanced Small-Batch Roasting
Flexible scheduling. Two, 2-hour sessions over two days. $560

Advanced Small-Batch Roasting at CoRo is a private class that builds off the skills covered in the Introduction to Small-Batch Roasting class, diving deeper into the world of profiling, roast curves, making more advanced use of Cropster to roast, and cupping the coffees roasted to achieve an ever-better cup of coffee. This class is for those looking to build robust roasting skills, supported by cupping skills, to enhance their overall coffee game.

Here students will roasting numerous batches on day one using our Mill City, 1kg roaster; cup the coffees roasted on day two, and roast again on day two after cupping. Students both log time on the roaster and practice cupping and coffee tasting, all with a Roast Expert leading the way. And as you’d expect, on top of all the skills and knowledge, you’ll leave the class with at least 8lbs of delicious roasted coffee!

The date and time of CoRo's Advanced Small-Batch Roasting class are flexible and are scheduled after initial registration. The date and time advertised here do not reflect the actual time of your class. The date and time of your class will be scheduled with a CoRo team member after registration.

 

Roasting Practicum: 1-on-1 with a Roast Expert
Flexible scheduling, 2-hour session. $250

Want to learn the basics of sample roasting on our BRZ 100g roaster? Already know how to use the Mill City, 1kg but want some more personal guidance? Looking to get acquainted with one of CoRo’s many Loring roasters? Maybe you’re not even sure what’s next in your roasting future? 1-on-1 with a Roast Expert is what you’re looking for.

Each session is tailored to the needs of the student. Bring your own green coffee or buy from CoRo's curated selection of green. Dates and times are flexible and are scheduled after initial registration. 

NOTE 1: Roasting Practicum: 1-on-1 with a Roast Expert does not cover the cost of the time spent on a roaster. These charges are assessed based on the hourly rates of each roaster.

NOTE 2: The date and time of CoRo's Roasting Practicum class are flexible and are scheduled after initial registration. The date and time advertised here do not reflect the actual time of your class. The date and time of your class will be scheduled with a CoRo team member after registration.

 

The Works at CoRo
28 hours over 4 consecutive weeks, 3.5 hours/day
Flexible scheduling. $2500

The Works is CoRo's comprehensive roasting course. Rooted in CoRo's mission to promote hyper-local coffee and support anyone interested in roasting, The Works is designed to help train the skills and develop the knowledge you need to jumpstart your coffee business. This comprehensive course includes everything that is covered in our Introduction and Advanced classes, with added modules, more time logged behind roasters, and 1-on-1 support from our entire CoRo team.

Week 1: Green buying process, sample roasting and cupping

Week 2: Small-batch and advanced roasting

Week 3: Advanced roasting and production space workflow

Week 4: Business and marketing training

NOTE: The dates and times of the different modules of The Works at CoRo are flexible and are scheduled after initial registration. The date and time advertised here do not reflect the actual time of your class. The date and time of your class will be scheduled with a CoRo team member after registration.

 

The Works at CoRo (one week)
2-day class from The Works, 3.5 hours/day
Flexible scheduling. $700

Can't commit to all 4 weeks? Attend The Works classes that work best for you. Reach out to us to see what topics are covered each week.

NOTE: The date and time of CoRo's Roasting Practicum class are flexible and are scheduled after initial registration. The date and time advertised here do not reflect the actual time of your class. The date and time of your class will be scheduled with a CoRo team member after registration.

 Have a question about a class? Send us a message!

 
 

“What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup.”

- Henry Rollins

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