Coffee Roasting Class

Learn how to roast coffee at home in this Bay Area class!

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 4 to 12 label $90

If you’ve ever wondered how to roast coffee at home, this coffee class near San Francisco 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 green 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. If you would like to continue your coffee-making journey you also have the option to add on a starter kit at checkout.

You'll learn the art of coffee roasting on an outdoor patio overlooking the rolling hills of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed area. Enjoy the beautiful day with a group of friends looking for fun activities in the Bay Area! This class will also make for a unique birthday party idea or team-building activity for small groups.

We have over 100 5-star reviews on other venues.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 2 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • An espresso, caffe latte, Gibraltar, or pour-over made with house-roasted coffee.
  • A cookie, biscotti, or baker's choice for a snack
  • A bag of green beans to roast at home
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, bachelorette party or bachelor party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Fairfax, CA

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Your teacher
Punto Fino Coffee
Punto Fino Coffee

5.0 (2)

Hi, my name is Dan and I am a coffee enthusiast and have been a home-roaster for over 20 years. Seeking to enhance my skills, I enrolled in the Specialty Coffee Association training and became a
certified roaster. It was through those lessons I discovered my true passion - teaching others how to roast coffee using inexpensive household items. In 2019, I launched Roast Your Own Coffee and have enabled hundreds of people to start their own home-roasting quest for the best coffee.

Verified reviews

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Abdy Mirzadegan Jul 2022

Great coffee experience with Dan and Donna in a beautiful setting. Dan took us through an entire coffee roasting process and we roasted our our own batches at the end. Very informative, and great for a quick Sunday outing with my wife.

Highly recommend

Mark Coursey Jun 2022

This was a highlight of our vacation! My wife and I learned so much and were made to feel like old friends due to the gracious hospitality shown by Dan and Donna. Would highly recommend!

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