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Coffee Class: Learn How to Roast Coffee Beans

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About this class

Who this class is for

Our coffee-roasting course is great for beginners who are curious about how to roast coffee beans at home, as well as those with roasting experience who want to increase their knowledge and improve their skills.

What you’ll learn on the day

This fun and fascinating day-long course will provide you with a great base knowledge of how to roast your own coffee. You’ll spend time with a member of Market Lane’s talented roasting team, and get hands-on experience with our Probat sample roaster. We’ll help you develop your tasting palate, and teach you how to identify (and rectify) roasting faults. There will also be interactive lectures that cover the physical and chemical changes that occur in roasting coffee.

What to expect on the day

Our coffee roasting course has a maximum of three participants, so you’ll get plenty of time to roast and taste coffees, and ask our roasters all your coffee questions. The day kicks off with a discussion of the theory behind coffee-roasting, followed by a coffee cupping (tasting) where you’ll learn to identify flavours and common roasting faults. You’ll then roast several batches of different coffees on our sample roaster before tasting and evaluating your roasts on the cupping table. At the end of the day, you’ll take home the coffee you roasted, as well as a bag of Market Lane beans!

What equipment and coffee are used in the class?

In this class, you’ll be roasting several 100g batches on our Probat barrel sample roaster. The coffee roasted in this class is a selection of seasonal offerings from Market Lane and Melbourne Coffee Merchants (MCM), our green-bean importing sister company.

Will I get to keep the coffee I roast?

Absolutely! After roasting, we’ll taste and discuss the different batches you’ve roasted, and the rest of the coffee is yours to drink and enjoy at home.

Can you host a class for my staff at my roastery/cafe?

Our roasting class is usually held at our roastery in Brunswick East, in our green coffee lab. If you’re interested in arranging a roasting class at your own venue, please get in touch with us at

Is there a lunch break?

There is a lunch break in the middle of this day-long course (but no food is provided). You are welcome to bring your own lunch – there is a small kitchen with a fridge and microwave – or grab something to eat on nearby Lygon St, Brunswick East.

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