Invest in your roasting career with instruction from recognized experts and an education backed by decades of experience, scientific understanding, and thought leadership in the SCAA Roaster Pathway program.

Endorsed by the Roasters Guild

The Roasters Guild provides its collective technical expertise and experience to the creation of all Roaster Pathway programs through collaboration with the SCAA Education Committee.

Learn from accomplished subject matter experts,  develop your sensory skills, and establish a mastery of the technical aspects required to safely and effectively manipulate roasting equipment.


Learn important skills for your craft

Practical aspects such as inventory control and production management help to round out a complete roasting curriculum. Graduates will be well prepared to contribute in a wide range of roasting facilities, with a strong background in theory backed by hands-on roasting and evaluation experience.

The craft and the science of roasting are all laid out for students as they explore the nuances of machine operation, safety, maintenance, and the sensory applications required to carefully roast beautiful coffees.

build on your roasting knowledge

With two levels available, the Roaster Pathway is available to coffee professionals looking to transition into or expand their understanding of the world of coffee roasting, and will build upon information and skills that demonstrate your competence as a professional specialty coffee roaster.

The Roaster Pathway presents a comprehensive education set in working roasteries and sensory labs.