Roaster Pathway

Invest in your roasting career with instruction from recognized experts and an education backed by decades of experience, scientific understanding, and thought leadership. The craft and the science of roasting are all laid out for students as they explore the nuances of machine operation, safety, maintenance, and the sensory applications required to carefully roast beautiful coffees.

Endorsed by the Roasters Guild, the Roaster Pathway presents a comprehensive education set in working roasteries and sensory labs. Learning from accomplished subject matter experts, students will develop their sensory skills, learning to evaluate roasted coffee for quality control and establish a mastery of the technical aspects required to safely and effectively manipulate roasting equipment. Practical aspects such as inventory control and production management help to round out a complete roasting curriculum.

Graduates will be well prepared to contribute in a wide range of roasting facilities, with a strong background in theory backed by hands-on roasting and evaluation experience.

With two levels available, the Roaster Pathway is available to coffee professionals looking to transition into or expand their understanding of the world of coffee roasting, and will build upon information and skills that demonstrate your competence as a professional specialty coffee roaster

SCAA Roaster Guild of America (RGA) Certification Program
Pathway Levels

Roaster Pathway Level 1 (Click to view required classes)

Roaster Pathway Level 2 (Click to view required classes)