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Home Coffee Roasting

Home Coffee Roasting


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Sunday, February 28th, 2016, 10am ~ noon (sold out)

Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills

$95 {includes snacks, ingredients and supplies} 

Purchasing commercially roasted coffee beans is so five-minutes ago! Take matters into your own hands and become your own home coffee roaster. Plus - home roasted coffee is the new cocktail! 

This unique d.i.y. coffee lovers class includes: 

  1. How to purchase fresh 'green' beans at a fraction of the cost of roasted
  2. How to roast up to small batches of beans at a time in less than 15 minutes
  3. How to identify the two important 'crack' stages in bean roasting
  4. ½ lb of green beans to roast in class

  5. ½ lb of green beans to take home

  6. A class handout with full instructions to replicate your roast at home
  7. Resource list for purchasing fresh green beans and supplies

Learn to roast, brew and taste coffee using simple inexpensive equipment. Perfect for any home enthusiast who wants to up their ‘coffee game’ without leaving their kitchen. Discover coffee’s flavor attributes and origins most importantly – how to roast, grind and brew consistently good cups of coffee.

The class will include a beginners intro to coffee ‘Cupping’ (the caffeinated version of wine tasting) followed by a discussion of beans and their ‘terroir’. It’s then time to roast your own batch of beans with an up-purposed Whirly-pop stovetop roaster. It’s been tested and approved by our instructor Daniel Kent of Plow & Coffee.

We’ll move on to a brewing session and learn how to properly use a grinder and french press.

Class finishes with what we all came here for – drinking home roasted coffee accompanied by some surprising coffee-pairings!

You’ll go home with your freshly roasted beans and a stash of green ones to practice at home.

{About the Instructor} A coffee drinker since the age of eight, Daniel Kent is the proprietor of Plow & Gun Coffee, a seasonal single-origin micro-roastery. Daniel also teaches Cocktail Crafting, Hard Apple Cider making and other fermented beverages at the Institute.

Refund Policy: Cancellations made up to one week prior to event are eligible for a full refund less PayPal transaction fees incurred by the Institute from both purchase and refund, or event fees paid may also be applied as credit to a future class. Due to class demand, cancellations made seven to three days prior to an event will receive a fifty percent refund, or credit for the full fee may be applied to a future class. Cancellations made less than seventy two hours before an event are not eligible for refunds.