Scott Rao is coming back to Prufrock this year to conduct some intensive small group roasting workshops. He will also be giving a big lecture on the evening of the 17th too. Scott’s amazingly frank and influential roasting textbook, The Coffee Roaster’s Companion has been passed around all the great roasteries we buy from here at Prufrock and has had a big influence on our in-house UK Roasting Champion Matthew Robley-Seimonsma too. Here is a great article from in Sprudge by Alex Bernson on this book which will be on sale on the day.
This workshop is particularly focused on roasting strategy, specifically managing rate of rise around first crack. The course will be carried out in Prufrock’s roasting suite at Leather Lane. The course will involve hands on roasting and cupping and plenty of Q and A.
Scott has more experience roasting and consulting than anyone in the roasting world and all this on an immense number of machines and different coffees lending him a truly global perspective. Typifying his very Socratic style of teaching he remarks ‘I don’t have all the answers, but I know a lot about what aren’t the answers.’
To keep things super focused we have limited numbers to 12 people.