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SCA Roasting Intermediate Level

This 3 day course will give you a more elaborate understanding of the roasting process and how different kinds of heat transfer are at play. You will also see how different roast profiles lead to different sensory expressions for the same coffee even at the same roast degree. You will also learn about roast defects and how to avoid them and also be introduced to the basic physical changes that the beans undergo during the roasting process.

Price for SCA members: € 900 ex. VAT (certification included)

Price for non SCA members: € 980 ex. VAT (certification included)

We train in small groups with no more than 4 students.

First Roasting Intermediate Training will start 17th of October 2018 until 19th of October 2018. You can subscribe here (incl. Certificate).

This price includes:

  • Key informaton to enable you to do the Intermediate Level Roasting Qualification that consists of a practical exam and a written exam (25 questions with a pass rate of 70% required).
  • In depth knowledge shared by experienced teachers. We are a company with 15 years of roasting experience and active in the specialty coffee movement since the very beginning. The course will be given to you by the OR Coffee Roasters. Authorized Specialty Coffee Trainer (AST) Miguel Maes and Q Grader and founder of OR Coffee, Tom Janssen.
  • A plunge in the real life coffee roasting business. As the course will take place at the roastery you will be able to see and ask whatever you want.
  • Morning coffee, fruits, healthy snacks and lunch every day.
  • A cupping spoon with engraved Logo

Course Agenda


  • Welcome and coffee
  • Tour the roastery
  • SCA Roasting Theory part 1
  • Pracitcal on 1kg roaster and a 100gram sample roaster
  • Creating Reference samples for the next day
  • Setting up cupping table for tomorrows cupping
  • End of the day with quick recap and looking ahead for tomorrow


  • Welcome and coffee
  • Theory part 2
  • Cupping different samples same color and light/dark samples
  • Practical on a 1kg roaster and a 100 gram sample roaster in which we prepare for examination
  • End of the day with quick recap and Q&A session

DAY 3 SCA Certification ((@ Schuilenburg Coffee Campus))

  • Welcome and Coffee
  • Quick recap of theory needed for exam
  • Group A written exam Group B practical on 2 x 1kg roaster
  • Group B written exam Group A practical on 2 x 1kg roaster
  • Practical part B for all students in one group (cupping,…)
End of the course and goodbyes
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