What you'll do
In this fun, hands-on workshop you will actually roast a small batch of coffee. Our introduction to home roasting begins with a look at several popular coffee roasting methods, noting their strengths & weaknesses. Next, we examine the roasting process itself by showing examples of the coffee bean as it progresses through its roasting journey. A demonstration roast brings the process to life and prepares you for the next step. In this segment, I will guide you through the steps you will be taking as you roast your coffee using a hand-held ceramic roaster over a gas stove. Everyone will leave with their personally roasted coffee plus an additional bag of green beans to roast at home. Now that you are an accomplished coffee roaster you may find it very easy to get started in home roasting because many people already have the equipment in their homes or can acquire roasting tools for a few dollars. As a bonus, my green coffee bean supplier, Sweet Maria's, has graciously extended a 15% discount offer to my guests who wish to buy green coffee.
My name is Dan and I am a coffee enthusiast and have been a home coffee roaster for over 15 years. It all started when my favorite coffee shop was bought by a giant coffee chain and my delicious morning brew just disappeared. Sadly, I could not find another cup of coffee that suited my tastes, so I began roasting and brewing my own coffee. As a self-taught roaster, I enhanced my coffee knowledge with the education programs offered by the Specialty Coffee Association and became an SCA-certified roaster. I enjoy meeting coffee enthusiasts and sharing the many roasting methods I have used from a cast-iron skillet to a commercial-style drum roaster.
Cookies, biscotti or baker's choice.
Enjoy an espresso, caffe latte or pour-over made with premium specialty coffee beans.
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Where you'll be
This experience is hosted in my home and outdoor patio (weather permitting) overlooking the rolling hills of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed area. During winter and spring, we will likely roast indoors, and while the ventilation is good there may be some residual smoke.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
There may be a dog on the premises.
Roast Your Own Coffee