SCA Roasting Foundation

Course date: (COMPLETED)
Course Host: 5758 Coffee Lab
Locale: Bandung, Indonesia
SCA Calendar: ID-CSPR1-11JUN19-OS
My Testing Policies

  Hold your horses there...

This course has come-and-gone and is now just a fond memory (archived, of-course).

But the good news is I have more classes scheduled!

Upcoming courses

6
August

SCA Roasting Foundation

Host: 5758 Coffee Lab
Location: Bandung, Indonesia
7
August

SCA Roasting Intermediate

Host: 5758 Coffee Lab
Location: Bandung, Indonesia

Update June 7, 2019: The SCA will not have online tests officially rolled-out and translated into the Indonesian language in time for this class. The written test for this class will be as usual; old fashioned pencil and paper.

Update May 26, 2019 The SCA has scheduled the next webinar regarding online testing for June 4th. More updates after that webinar. Stay tuned…

Update May 15, 2019: The SCA is changing the way the written portion of the test is administered. However, it is now clear they won’t have the new process implemented in time for my June classes. Therefore both of my June classes will operate as normal; with a written test. For more details and the latest updates, see SCA Online Testing.


This Foundation course will introduce the student to the world of a coffee roaster through both lecture and hands-on training. The curriculum is designed to expose the student to the basics of the entire roasting process, including the roast cycle, a roast profile, and especially roast safety (we’ll be playing with fire!).

This course is suitable for anyone, regardless of roasting experience but is best for new roasters or those who have never roasted before. We’ll be spending the time to understand the basic theory of roasting as well as performing roasts on machines.

SCA Sensory and Green Coffee Foundation level courses are recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisites. Introduction to Coffee is a highly recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite module. All of these courses provide context and perspective for the professional coffee roaster.

Are you new to roasting or do you want a head-start on the class? I have a study guide available for you to get started with now.

This course will be taught in English.

Key focuses:

  • Introduction to color differentiation
  • Using science to improve the craft

Students’ objectives

After attending this course, the student will be able to describe the various stages of roasting using common, industry-standard terminology.

Course contents include

  • Common terminology
  • The roasting process defined and described
  • Safety and maintenance
  • Practical instruction (hands-on roasting machines!)
  • Written and practical exams — students who pass all exams receive a Roaster Foundation certification from SCA

Date: June 11, 2019

Schedule: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Wright

Registration: Register with the host via WhatsApp messenger: 0822-5533-5758 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM UTC/GMT +7)

Location: 5758 Coffee Lab, Rusa Pinus Raya No. E-1D, Jl. Pinus Raya Barat, Komplek Pondok Hijau Indah, Gegerkalong, 50153 Bandung


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