Roaster Intermediate and Brewer Foundation Combined Certificates plus Espresso Fundamentals

This is a 5 Day program

The price does not include the SCA Practical Exam and Certificate Issuance Fees.


There is a $200.00 Member Discount available. Membership affiliations are listed below.

Class Dates:

  • 8 to 12 JAN 2018 - Enrollment Closed
  • 12 to 16 NOV 2018

The Combined Roaster Intermediate and Brewer Foundation is perfect for people who are roasting coffee in a cafe environment or for wholesale roasters with retail outlets. It establishes the roasting craft with coursework in:

  • coffee analysis and evaluation,
  • green coffee processing, roasting and sample roasting,
  • batch brewing, hand pour coffee and espresso preparation,
  • production management, green coffee contracts and roastery safety.

Roasting Intermediate and Brewing Foundation graduates will demonstrate a proficiency with the scientific and technical elements of roasting, brewing and espresso extraction. They will also demonstrate a working knowledge of coffee roasting, coffee brewing, espresso preparation and the different types of equipment necessary to accomplish the above. They will lay the groundwork for the ongoing development of a career in Specialty Coffee.

Registration includes:

  • Tuition for 5-Days of Specialty Coffee Association certificate education
  • Academy of Coffee Excellence page interactive workbook
  • Academy of Coffee Excellence coffee passport
  • Arabica Green Coffee Defect Handbook
  • Morning coffee, fruit, baked goods, snacks and lunch each day

This 5-Day course covers a great deal of content. Attendees should plan on being at the Academy of Coffee Excellence from 8:00am (08:00) to 5:30pm (17:30) each day.

  • $1,795.00 usd Member
  • $1,995.00 usd Non-Member

 Membership affiliations:

  • SCA Members
  • NCA Members
  • NAMA Members
  • Roaster Guild or Barista Guild Members
  • Active Q Graders for CQI

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