Are you a coffee enthusiast? Considering opening a roastery? Espresso Academy's roasting courses in Italy offer an unforgettable experience!


The Espresso Academy's coffee roasting classes cater to all roasters' needs. Whether you're a home enthusiast or a professional aiming to venture into the specialty coffee micro roastery domain, we have courses for you.

Our courses are accredited by IBC and SCA, covering a wide range of topics including selecting the ideal roasting machine for our project or passion, understanding roasting temperatures, the impact of different roasting levels on bean flavor, and utilizing software and roasting curves.

Additionally, our courses delve into coffee blending techniques, empowering students to craft products tailored to clients' preferences or their own taste.

Risorsa 1@2x


One day. Florence - July 22nd, September 10th or October 15th 2024

A course for non-professionals and home coffee lovers, as well as a coffee roasting class aimed at those starting their professional career. From the right roasting machine for a small company, a micro roastery or a "home roaster" up to the stages of roasting: the cracking, degassing and coffee blending. 

A large practical session on the roasting machine completes the course!

Valid for the SCA foundation exam.

Risorsa 3@3x


Two days. Florence, September 11th and 12th, 2024

The intermediate roasting course introduces you to the world of specialty coffee and the use of roasting software such as Artisan or Cropster.

In this class you learn to roast by following the roasting curves and fundamental concepts such as development time and rate of rise are introduced, even in the large practical sections. On a professional level, during the course we see how the use of software can allow us to rationalize and always offer the same quality to our customers.

Valid for the Intermediate SCA exam.

Risorsa 4@3x

Three days. Florence - 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2024

Three days full immersion for the highest level course in the world of professional roasting. Following the SCA protocol, this course continuously mixes roasting phases, with color measurement targets with the Agtron system, with tasting phases, to understand how the variations in the roasting profile are reflected in the final result.

This rigorous (yet rewarding) course is designed for individuals striving for top-notch quality!

Valid for the SCA professional exam.

Have you not the time for a coffee vacation in Italy?

With our online courses and video courses with SCA certification exam you will grow your your coffee skills and knowledge  without leaving your home!

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A coffee roasting course?

How to roast coffee? Well, it seems simple, we just have to cook it until it turns from green and very hard to crumbly, grindable, and of a more or less dark brown color.

Is that all? As coffee enthusiasts well know, NO, there's much, much more!

Roasting coffee means knowing how to choose the raw material and enhance its aromas, flavors, and body through the management of the different stages of roasting: drying, first and second crack, the development phase and more.
It's a fascinating world, tailored  for true "coffee chefs!" full of the aroma of freshly roasted coffee, a world that you begin to explore in our roasting and blending courses!

Home Coffee Roasting Methods Can you roast coffee at home?

Absolutely! Our grandparents did it with a stovetop roaster, and we can do it too, thanks to the myriad of systems available in the modern world.

For example, machines like the Gene Café or Ikawa, or even the many models of sample roasters used by roasting companies to test samples, are perfect for home use.

These machines, available in various price ranges (and which we explore, utilize, and assess during our courses), offer an immersive experience, allowing you to monitor temperatures at different stages through internal probes. You can also connect them to roasting software and easily track each phase. Because a passion deserves dedication!


What are the rules for coffee blending?

The coffee we drink, whether at home or in a café, is always, except in rare cases of very high-quality coffee, a blend of different coffees, different species or varieties, different cultivation regions and different processing methods.

Why is coffee blended?

Coffee, being an agricultural product, is prone to flavor variations influenced by different factors, starting from the vintage and climate, like wine.

Serving a different coffee would offer consumers a different taste experience  To avoid this roasting company takes as a reference the taste it wants to offer its customers and "adjusts" the blend every year, changing coffees or percentages until reaching the reference organoleptic characteristics.

It's a complex activity that requires excellent skills as roaster and as taster, skills you'll start cultivating in our roasting and tasting courses.

One Journey, One Vacation In Italy

The dates of the Espresso Academy courses are always set in such a way as to allow you to take part in several courses, one day after another, to give the maximum value to your trip, and your Italian vacation.

Find out below the dates coordinated on our calendar

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Our students says...

20:19 17 Jan 24
Fantastic course on coffee machine maintenance, learned a lot in the short amount of time the course runs. Robert is a great teacher, easy going, explains things well and answers all questions. All other staff members we met during the course were also incredibly polite and welcoming. Well worth the travel.
Andrew HenleyAndrew Henley
13:04 14 Jan 24
The course at the academy was very good. very friendly team and professional teaching.
Daniel AguadoDaniel Aguado
21:00 13 Jan 24
I would like to thank the academy for providing a qualitative formation in a time where such things are difficult to find and sadly underrated.I would also like to particularly commend Robert, our teacher, who has managed to show me in a very short amount of time a wealth of accessible and comprehensible information on a difficult subject. He is awesome, poised, didactic, knowledgeable, approachable and generally very pleasant to be around.
Amit BiswasAmit Biswas
16:33 03 Dec 23
It was fantastic 3 days of learning. It was one of the important learning experiences I had. Trainer was very professional, calm, respectful and friendly. If you are in coffee business, you must do one of their course depending on what you need. Highly recommend.
Ferdinando FerraraFerdinando Ferrara
09:47 27 Nov 23
Excellent experience, recommended to all those who want to expand their knowledge of the world of coffee. I was followed by Professor Michele Cantarella at the Castorino roasting company and here I had the opportunity to see the roasting, to taste many types of coffee, to learn the basics ofMilk art.
Tobias EngelTobias Engel
12:53 02 Nov 23
If you want to learn everything about Coffee, the way how to do your own tasty Espresso, Latte Art this is the place to go. Enthusiatic trainers, very good mix of theory and practice. I wish the team of Espresso Academy all the best and a big thank you for the 2 day's of introduction of italian coffee philosophy 🙂
Maha HamdanMaha Hamdan
09:42 28 Apr 23
I’ve been planning to follow my passion for coffee with a professional training course and I found what I was looking for at The Espresso Academy. From the start Cristiana was very helpful for planning and booking this course for me, responding promptly and making it easier for my needs. During the course Gabriele was doing his best for me to get the most of this course, he was very kind, helpful and attentive. He went above and beyond to give the best experience. It was obviously about the coffee and the passion of coffee rather than just another commercial training course. , I really enjoyed every moment and learned a lot. I also gained confidence in my knowledge and skills. Thank you Espresso Academy.
Sherly CSherly C
11:21 20 Feb 23
High quality classes offered by friendly, serious and very experienced teachers??? i loved it- i can only recommend!
Yuanshi NiYuanshi Ni
09:51 17 Feb 23
Super recommended!!! Instructor was super nice, the content was engaging , I made my first espresso & cappuccino, it was an absolutely fun experience ?
Martyna PakoszMartyna Pakosz
19:20 11 Oct 22
An excellent experience, highly recommend to someone just getting into coffee. Very calm, patient and knowledgeable teachers with whom it was only pleasure to work with. :) 10/10
Pinja ErikssonPinja Eriksson
16:42 12 Dec 21
Took the two day advanced barista course and it exceeded my expectations. Great teachers, great content, and even though it was a short course we got plenty of time to practice actual coffee making without sparing milk. And a bonus is the opportunity to meet coffee students from all over the world, that most likely share similar goals to yours. Highly recommend for anyone getting into coffee business.
Arianna BärArianna Bär
21:22 15 Feb 21
I've attended many courses at Espresso Academy Firenze and I loved it! The staff is incredibly friendly and the courses very nice structured. Theory and lots of practice and we could even visit the roastery! The whole place smells of coffee :) During the pandemic I've also attended a couple Online Courses which were great and the teacher answered all the questions. I totally recommend going there to learn about coffee and become friends with the most amazing teachers :) Hope to see you soon guys!!

Our Trainers


Marco Cremonese

One of the most known italian coffee and roasting experts. Marco has a large portfolio of consultancies for famous coffee roasting companies and is an official SCA trainer for coffee roasting, tasting and green coffee. He´s also frequently been chosen by the World Barista Championship to roast the coffees for the competitions.

Helena Oliviero

Helena is young and very experienced in the world of coffee. She´s the italian champion of Ibrik, AST for Barista and Brewing and also an R-Grader.. the first woman in Italy! She´s the responsible of the Brewing courses and Espresso Academy abroad.

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