Roast Your Own Coffee

If you’ve ever wondered how to roast coffee at home, this coffee class near San Fransisco will teach you everything you need to know! In this fun, hands-on workshop you will learn a new skill and roast your own batch of coffee.

Enjoy a coffee from our specialty drinks menu while examining several popular home-roasting methods, some using tools easily found in many homes. This roasting class is great for beginners, and you are welcome to ask questions on any aspect of the world of coffee. Next, a pictorial shows coffee beans as they move through stages of the roast process. Sharpen your senses as green coffee beans are placed in an open roaster and you observe first-hand the sights, sounds, and aromas as beans transform from green to brown.

The demonstration brings the roasting process to life and prepares you for the next segment. Here, your guide will explain how to use a handheld roaster over an open flame stove. Now you take charge as the coffee maestro by pre-heating your ceramic roaster, adding raw beans, and applying a gentle motion while watching the progress of your roast develop to the level you desire. When your session ends you will leave as an accomplished coffee roaster with your personally roasted beans plus a bag of green beans to roast at home. Great for small groups, great for team-building.

Location Overview: Situated in redwood and oak forests above Fairfax, our outdoor venue captures the essence of Marin County's natural beauty.
Time Requirements: 90 minutes
Guest Requirements: Beginner-friendly
Includes: Coffee and snack
Locations Served:
Santa Cruz, CA
Monterey, CA
Half Moon Bay, CA
SF Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
Sonoma/Napa Wine Country
Russian River Valley, CA
Sacramento, CA
Lake Tahoe, CA
Yosemite, CA
Northern California
Oakland, CA
Austin, TX
Catskills, NY
Finger Lakes, NY
New York City, NY
Denver, CO
Aspen, CO
Vail, CO
Chicago, IL
Oahu, HI
Los Angeles, CA
Dubois, WY
Host Details: Dan has been roasting coffee on the slope of Mt Tamalpais since 1998. He and his wife Donna enjoy meeting coffee enthusiasts and helping others start their coffee roasting journey or just have a fun activity.
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum Group Size: 12
Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the start time.