Roasting Intermediate: The Roasting Intermediate course builds upon the introductory concepts of the Foundation course. It is ideal for someone who has roasting and desires to gain a deeper understanding of the roast profile, how the profile relates to color, the relationship between roast profile and sensory expression, and the impact of development time. Learners will further explore the physical and chemical changes as well as basic thermodynamics and heat transfer that occurs during the roast. Thereafter there will be an introduction to sample roasting and a review of safety and maintenance protocols in the roasting plant. A written exam tests intermediate course knowledge while a practical exam assesses the learner’s ability to roast correctly and remove the coffee at the correct color using a reference, while accurately completing the roast log form.
As a way to ensure your success in the Intermediate class, we include the Roasting Foundation class at no additional charge.
- Course Length: Minimum 24 hours including practical exam
- Prerequisites: None; Roasting Foundation and Introduction to Coffee recommended
Payment and Cancellation, if applicable:
Once registration and tuition has been received for a course, we consider this to be a firm commitment for attendance. Last-minute participant substitutions are difficult to arrange, although we understand emergency situations may arise that will affect attendance to programs offered by Firedancer.
We have established the following policy in case of course cancelation:
- If cancellation is made over 15 days before the program start date, 100% of the tuition, less a 10% cancellation fee, will be refunded, or 100% of the tuition is transferable to another program and/or date.
- If cancellation is made within less than 15 days prior to the program date, the entire tuition is non-refundable, however, you may transfer to a future date.
Firedancer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events as necessary. In such a case, this will occur two weeks before the start of the event. Tuition may be refunded in full or transferred to a future seminar or course. In no event shall Firedancer Coffee Consultants be liable for any cancelation or change penalties assessed by an airline or hotel as a result of course date changes or cancellations.
Tuition & Certificate Fees:
Effective November 1, 2023, Firedancer will no longer include the course enrollment fees associated with SCA classes. While this saddens us, we found it very difficult to manage the processing of the class according to each individual's own timeline.
INCLUDED WITH TUITION: Student handbook, class activity materials, certificate of completion (Food Safety Coursework), and lunch (for classes longer than 6 hours).
NOT INCLUDED WITH TUITION: Airfare, transportation, lodging, course enrollment fees, or other personal expenses.