Learn all about roasting coffee at The Lab!

If you want to learn about roasting coffee, look no further than The Lab by Royal NY! Our SCA Coffee Roasting classes will give you the knowledge and hands-on experience in coffee roasting that you’ve been searching for.

Coffee roasting in the lab

SCA Coffee Roasting is composed of two courses – Foundation & Intermediate. These courses are designed to give coffee roasters the knowledge and skill to find success in the craft of roasting.

Both courses take place at Royal New York’s SCA certified Lab. This state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located in South Plainfield, NJ. Did you know that we’re just 30 miles from NYC?

SCA Roasting Foundation

The Roasting Foundation course gives the learner an understanding of the roasting process, including the physical changes that take place during the process and how to control sensory aspects of the coffee by roasting light or dark. Learners will also gain an understanding of the basic structure of the roasting machine, general maintenance, and fire prevention. Practical learning objectives and activities prepare the learner to follow instructions, given by the trainer, for three different roasts and record relevant data and observations per roast using a suitable roast log. A written exam tests theoretical knowledge based on Foundation course learning objectives.

SCA Roasting Intermediate

The Roasting Intermediate course builds upon the introductory concepts of the Foundation course. It is ideal for someone who has been roasting and desires to gain a deeper understanding of the roast profile, how the profile relates to color, the relationship between roast profile and sensory expression, and the impact of development time. Learners will further explore the physical and chemical changes, as well as basic thermodynamics and heat transfer that occurs during the roast. Thereafter will be an introduction to sample roasting and a review of safety and maintenance protocols in the roasting plant. A written exam tests intermediate course knowledge while a practical exam assesses the learner’s ability to roast correctly and remove the coffee at the correct color using a reference, while accurately completing the roast log form.

Along with your fellow aspiring coffee roasters, you get to decide whether to use our Loring S15 Falcon or our Diedrich IR-5 roasters. Then, you will be guided on how to roast and cup coffee.

So, are you ready to learn about roasting coffee? Well, you’re in luck: spots are still available for our upcoming coffee roasting classes! Link below to reserve your spot & don’t delay. Class space is limited to ensure all participants receive maximum hands-on roasting experience.

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How to roast coffee beans with classroom Instruction @ The Lab
Classroom Instruction @ The Lab
How to roast coffee beans with hands-on Roasting Experience @ The Lab
Hands-on Roasting Experience @ The Lab