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September 2017

Intro to Roasting at Bay Area CoRoasters, 2 Day Course: $650

September 27 @ 9:00 am - September 28 @ 12:00 pm
CoRo – Bay Area CoRoasters, 2322 Fifth Street
Berkeley,CA94710United States
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Intro to Coffee Roasting offers a comprehensive introduction to the craft of roasting. Over the course of two days, students will be exposed to crucial concepts that will shape their experience and provide the tools to practice both sample and production roasting safely and successfully. The class includes multiple tastings of the work performed as well as plenty of hands-on roasting time. This course takes place over 2 days  - Wednesday, September 27, 9am - 2pm - Thursday, September 28, 9am -…

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October 2017

Research Presentation – Coffee Roasting, Water Activity & the Maillard Reaction: $20

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pulley Collective, 2451 Peralta St., Oakland
Oakland,CA94607United States
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Register Here This event is a followup to "Managing Maillard Reactions and Wrangling Water Activity," originally presented at Roaster's Guild Retreat in August, 2017. What is water activity, and what does it have to do with coffee? Much of the emphasis on this important measurement has focused on product safety and shelf stability, but there is evidence it can affect roasting, specifically sugar browning during a roast's Maillard reactions as well. The lecture will focus on deepening an understanding of…

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Introduction to Green Coffee Buying at Pulley Collective: $100

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pulley Collective, 2451 Peralta St., Oakland
Oakland,CA94607United States
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Register Here Buying green coffee isn't like going to the grocery store! Intro to Green Coffee Buying will provide students with an introduction to the global coffee trade and equip them to manage their purchasing decisions effectively. New to buying coffee? Looking to learn industry best practices? This is the course for you! The course is highly recommended for anyone, experienced or not, who is thinking about or currently buying green coffee. The class includes a formal coffee tasting and an…

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November 2017

Intro to Roasting at Bay Area CoRoasters, 2 Day Course: $650

November 8 @ 9:00 am - November 9 @ 12:00 pm
CoRo – Bay Area CoRoasters, 2322 Fifth Street
Berkeley,CA94710United States
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Intro to Coffee Roasting offers a comprehensive introduction to the craft of roasting. Over the course of two days, students will be exposed to crucial concepts that will shape their experience and provide the tools to practice both sample and production roasting safely and successfully. The class includes multiple tastings of the work performed as well as plenty of hands-on roasting time. This course takes place over 2 days  - Wednesday, November 8, 9am - 2pm - Thursday, November 9, 9am -…

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Introductory Coffee Sensory Exercises: $50

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pulley Collective, 2451 Peralta St., Oakland
Oakland,CA94607United States
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Register Here Introductory Sensory Exercises is a course designed for coffee tasters and enthusiasts looking to understand the basic principles behind sensory evaluation, especially as they relate to coffee. The course includes a guided tasting through parts of World Coffee Research's Sensory Lexicon and the new SCA Flavor Wheel, as well as an introduction to coffees representing important origins and processes. Students will also gain exposure to the industry's standard practice of formal sensory evaluation of coffee, an event called…

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Advanced Coffee Sensory Exercises: $100

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pulley Collective, 2451 Peralta St., Oakland
Oakland,CA94607United States
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Register Here Advanced Sensory Exercises is a training session including tasting lessons designed to improve the skills of more experienced coffee tasters in a controlled but comfortable environment Together we’ll practice triangulations (coffee tasting where the evaluator must identify the one of three cups which is not like the other) and taste organic acids both in isolation and added to coffees. The course will involve both interactive tastings and a brief overview of the relevance of certain acid types to…

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