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**CANCELLED** Basic Roasting Equipment & Operations (RP110) | eLearning Class | July 20, 2017

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There are many types of roasting systems that vary by manufacturer (patented or proprietary systems), heat application system, and expected operator performance.  This class presents different pieces of equipment found in roasting facilities.  By surveying roasting equipment throughout history, participants observe the roles roasters have played in the development of the craft of roasting.  In addition, studying the sophistication of equipment throughout the years summarizes how engineers of the past solved problems. By reviewing what worked and what needed to be changed, roasters look at the process of roasting from a different angle than the usual direct, hands-on methods.     

Recommended Prerequisites: General awareness of stages of coffee roasting.

Date: July 20, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. PST

Instructor:   Jim Brady. Jim Brady developed a passion for coffee playing late nights as a session guitarist in NYC and NJ. He eventually owned and operated a Wholesale/Retail Roasting Company in NC for more than a decade before taking a position with Keurig Green Mountain as a Roaster II in their Knoxville,TN facility in January,2012. He has been an active Volunteer with the SCA/Roasters Guild since 2000. Jim is a Certified lead Instructor, has a Level 2 Roasters Guild Certificate, was a nominee for the 2015 Roasters Guild Executive Council and is a member of the Roaster Pathway Committee.

  • Member: $140
  • Non-Member: $240

Registration Information: Important information about how to join the eLearning class will be contained in your registration confirmation email. 

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Cancellation/Refund Policy: There are no refunds of any kind for this event. The SCA has the right to change and/or cancel the event at any time. All classes require a certain number of students in order for the class to be held. In the event capacity is not reached, students will have the opportunity to choose another RP110 scheduled class.

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