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How to Start a Roastery aka Diedrich roasting and profiling/Intermediate roasting course

How to Start a Roastery aka Diedrich roasting and profiling/Intermediate roasting course

How to Start a Roastery aka Diedrich roasting and profiling/Intermediate roasting course



The is the most comprehensive roasting course on the market.  A great course for anyone considering opening their own micro-roaster, or wanting to gain some general experience in roasting. The course offers you at least 3 days hands on roasting on a selection of commercial roasters (upwards of 30 roasts).  You also have an option to take the SCA intermediate Roasting Exam on the fourth day.   Please Note: The SCA Intermediate exam is not available for April 29th as we are running an even for Ukraine at the training facility so just the 3 day "How to start a Roastery" course will be running

Location: Onsite at our Fulham Training Campus
Length: Three full days in length. (four days if taking the Intermediate exam)
Max capacity: 6 people
What you need: Check here

This course will be taught by Jamie Banwell. 

Jamie has been an SCA qualified roasting trainer for 5 years and a Diedrich Master Trainer for 10 years. Jamie is a Q Grader, formerly a UKBC and WBC Judge and currently a judge for regional roasting competitions: he also has a BEng in Engineering in Civil Engineering from the UMIST.

Initially, Jamie was a distributor for Diedrich in the UK, but since July 2018, Jamie is Director of European Sales for Diedrich Roasters, responsible for training and many other areas.

What you'll learn:

This comprehensive 3-day course covers roasting profiles and all aspects of setting up your roastery. Using a variety of Diedrich commercial roasters, you will learn the skill of roasting, as well as;

- How to profile your roasts
- How to set up a cupping table and assess your roasts
- The importance of Green Quality and how to use your Green Supplier
- Installation requirements
- Fire and safety requirements and maintenance.

We also provide a talk on how to buy your green coffee from a green coffee merchant and discuss management techniques. 

Information regarding the full roasting week:

This course offers you the flexibility to either just attend the Diedrich Profiling and Roastery course or to include the SCA Intermediate roasting.

This course covers the content required to take the SCA Intermediate roasting exam so you will have the option to sit the exam on the 4th day.

We do this so attendees can specify the course to their requirements.

For those signing up to the full roast week, discounts are available.

For more information regarding SCA Roasting Foundation Click here

For more information regarding SCA Roasting Intermediate exam Click here

Itinerary:For more details regarding the course agenda, Please enquire.


Still not sure? Well here is why we think you should choose London School of Coffee Online?

- Experience the same high-quality training, as delivered at our venue in London, with the same trainers, from the comfort of your home

- All training will always be live, not pre-recorded

- Training kit provided to all students, ready for your online participation

- Free unlimited access to our online community, where you will find further reading, group chats and resources

- Free access to our training site in London for our ‘Practice Sessions’ (once we re-open the school)



Pricing includes VAT, cost of domestic shipping of the training kit and the SCA examinations and certification.
Please be aware that for non-UK students, we may require you to cover part of the shipping cost in order to send the training kit.
For non-UK students, please do not book onto a course if the course is in under a week's time.
we require at least 7 days prior to the course taking place to send out the necessary training kit. 
For Q&A’s regarding pricing, equipment and access to resources, click here.

*Terms Apply

If you have booked a date cancelled by lockdown, you will have the option to postpone to the next available class or receive a full refund.

If you are unsure regarding booking any of our in-house training courses, please contact us directly and we can discuss alternative options.