Coffee tastes better when its roasted in your (literal & metaphorical) backyard.
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.
Flexible Scheduling, October 21 - December 31. $450
No prior roasting experience necessary. Register at least 1 week before roasting date.
It's that time of year again! With the holiday season readily approaching we're bringing back a fan favorite: Roast Your Own Holiday Gifts! From now until the end of the year, you can work with a CoRo Roaster to cook up some fresh-roasted gifts for your friends, family, office, church, and gatherings of all kinds. And not only is fresh coffee the coolest gift idea out there, but you also leave with the experience of roasting your own coffee.
As part of the program, you can pick from 2 single origin green coffees. We'll help you roast it, create personalized labels and notes, and package it into twenty-five 12oz bags. It's a hands-on gift that comes with a great story to tell at holiday gatherings!
CoRo Roasting 101: Coffee Roasting Essentials
Every Monday, 9:30-11:30am. $260
Roasting 101 is a 3-person small-group class providing an introduction to coffee roasting. Perfect for roasters new to CoRo, home-roasters, and coffee enthusiasts - anyone interested in upping their roast game! In Roasting 101 students receive an overview of roasting machine operations and basic production logistics, safety procedures, and hands-on roasting of your own batch of green using our Probat, 5-kilo roaster. And on top of all the skills and knowledge, you leave the class with around 8lbs of delicious roasted coffee!
CoRo Roasting 102: 1-on-1 with a Roast Expert
Flexible scheduling, 2-hour session. $250
Roasting 102 is a 1-on-1 session with a CoRo Roasting Expert that dives deeper into any of the lessons of Roasting 101. Log time behind a roaster, build roast profiles, manage multiple batches, and become comfortable in the production space. Each session's instruction is tailored to the needs of the student. Students can bring their own green coffee or buy CoRo's curated green. While typically scheduled on a Monday, dates and times are flexible after initial registration.
CoRo Roasting 200: The Works
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.
CoRo Roasting 200: The Works (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.
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