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Introduction to Roasting, SOLD OUT

The Lab's Professional Education Series

Introduction to Roasting

Intro to Roasting is a two day course designed to give new or prospective roasters the knowledge and skill to find success in the craft of coffee roasting. Topics covered include basic roasting techniques, roast levels, roast profiles, cupping, green coffee buying, building a roasting program, roastery design, and of course, fire safety. Students will have a chance to participate in hands-on roasting and cupping along with classroom instruction. After two days, students will walk away with newfound confidence and a wealth of information to bring back to their roasting businesses.



Instructor : Stephen Hoffman


Stephen works as Director for Coffee at One Village Coffee. He got started as a barista in the early aughts and worked his fair share of shifts in Philly cafes over the years. He set off the smoke alarm on his very first home roast, but was undeterred and eventually started roasting professionally in 2013. Thousands of batches later and his shop vac skills are really coming along! In 2017 he fulfilled a longtime goal of becoming a certified Q Grader.






Lunch will be provided both days.  Please note this class is held at The Lab: 650 Hadley Rd, South Plainfield, NJ, 07080.


Only cancellations made 72 hours before the class will receive a full refund.  Thank you for your understanding


Later Event: April 11
Advanced Cupping Workshop