Home Coffee Roasting Class

Learn how to roast your own coffee and then bring home what you roasted in this Tarzana workshop!

2 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 2 to 2 label $150

Are you coffee-obsessed and can't get enough of it? Join this coffee roasting workshop in Tarzana for the ultimate coffee lover's experience! If you love coffee, ever wondered about the coffee roasting process, desire access to the freshest coffee, or dream of starting your own coffee business, then this class is perfect for you!

In this introductory coffee roasting class, you will delve into the intricacies of the coffee bean, its sourcing, and the basics of roasting. No prior knowledge of coffee or roasting is necessary; this class is designed for beginners. Not only will you learn how to roast coffee, but you'll also have personalized instruction from your teacher so you can leave with all of your coffee goals met!

Hour 1:
Your instructor will begin with a coffee chat, while you enjoy freshly roasted coffee. You'll learn about your instructor's journey into coffee, its cultivation, various processing methods, and sourcing. Then, we'll delve into the fundamental mechanics of the roasting machine and how the beans evolve during roasting. You will have the opportunity to select your preferred beans from a range of options provided, and then proceed to roast them.

Hour 2:
You will have the chance to operate the roasting machine, either completing a full roast or a partial one based on time and your desire to roast more. Once roasting is finished and while the beans are cooling, we'll dedicate the remainder of the class to personalizing your own 12oz compostable coffee bag using provided Sharpies and rubber stamps (feel free to bring your own pre-made designs!).

The class will conclude with a follow-up Q&A session, offering you the chance to purchase any additional coffee and merchandise Rob has available, should you be interested (with no pressure). If you're certain about wanting something specific, please make sure to message Rob at least 24 hours before the class so he can ensure it's available.

Additional info about Robbeans Coffee

  • Bird Friendly certified (Smithsonian recognized)
  • Fair Trade USA certified
  • Direct Trade (no middle person)
  • Offers organically grown coffee (Note: Roastery itself is not certified organic)
  • Utilizes compostable 12oz bags and recyclable k-cups
  • Established in 2019
  • Roasts weekly to order in Glendale, CA
  • Founded and operated by Rob, a one-person team.

The class takes place at a picturesque farmstead home in Tarzana, offering convenient parking and easy accessibility. This charming property is inhabited by a variety of animals including a mule, turkeys, rabbits, goats, and more, all of which you're welcome to greet during your visit!

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
Beginner-friendly! Must like coffee!
What you'll get
  • Will receive a complimentary 12oz bag of freshly roasted coffee (one per person).
  • Enjoy a complimentary drink of your choice: pour-over, French press, or cold brew.
  • Receive complimentary Robbeans Coffee stickers and matchbooks.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase additional freshly roasted coffee.
What to bring
Optional: Bring along a writing implement and a notebook if you wish to jot down any notes during the class.

Blue Barn City Farm - 19627 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA

Home Coffee Roasting Class location
Your teacher
Robbeans Coffee
Robbeans Coffee

Hello, my name is Rob, the head roaster, sole employee, and owner of Robbeans Coffee, a small batch specialty coffee roastery headquartered in my garage in Glendale, California. The dream for this business was sparked on a coffee farm after roasting on a cast iron pan over an open fire; I fell in love with the process. Since 2019, I have been roasting professionally and now buy beans from that very farm I visited.

I'm truly coffee-obsessed, from bean sourcing to roast profiles, to mastering every brew technique. He wants to share his passion for coffee and roasting and show the world how to start their own roasting operation, either for fun or for future business endeavors.

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