We take you from beginner level to an expert skilled coffee roaster.
Nikolai Fürst is a coffee professional who has been digging deep into all areas of coffee. He is a certified Barista Hustle trainer, is selling and exporting high-grade coffee, working hands on with processing methods, roasting and profiling, consulting farmers, consulting coffee brands in coffee quality and strategies, improving for international companies their providers (farmers or associations) in coffee processing, milling and preparation for export, Germany’s cup taster’s champion 2019.
See the testimonials section below to get an idea about his teachings and approach to coffee.
There are many ways to become a professional coffee roaster. We took different roasting courses to get as much knowledge as possible, in the end we realized that we want to educate coffee roasters in a very special way; to understand coffee and make it perform excellent.
Our coffee roaster trainers have knowledge in all areas of coffee. We started as baristas and then became Germany’s cup taster champion in 2019, now we develop coffees through fermentation and drying processes, export green coffee worldwide, and teach everything from farm to cup. Our trainers have been part of judging panels in different countries in Latin-America during coffee competitions.
Nothing is impossible. Everybody can teach him or herself everything, but bear in mind that you may:
To make coffee roasting a successful business and requires:
A master roaster transforms all the effort made in the field into an unforgettable cup of coffee through his roaster that allows him to potentiate each attribute of each coffee.
As a coffee roaster you are usually also the person defining the cup profile of your coffee. You will be asked «How does this coffee taste?» Cupping skills are indispensable to be able to control quality and the results of your roasts.
Baristas and clients usually ask the roaster how to make coffee perform excellent. Brewing techniques and especially Espresso preparation are almost must-haves for professional coffee roaster.
Some of our students are very eager to understand coffee from: choosing the right variety, growing the coffee beans, impact of processing methods, milling and sorting from parchment to green coffee.
Specialty coffee is a worldwide growing market. While you’re roasting coffee you transform green coffee into one of the most important beverages worldwide. Due to the pandemic, many people started to get serious about home brewing and, instead of spending money on partying; they invested in better coffee and coffee brewing equipment.
This consciousness requires better qualified coffee roasters, because clients are eager for higher quality specialty coffee. One step to improve quality is to buy higher quality green coffee, which can get pretty costly. Another step is to take a professional coffee roasting course to improve your skills. Coffee roasting classes can offer you distilled knowledge to be up to date.
Throughout the world there are thousands of coffee regions and what you can usually buy is: green coffee. Understanding defects, cup profiles, sample roasting and fair pricing is part of this courses.
Our cupping / cup tasting course skills you to determine the quality of green and/or roasted coffee. You analyze – following strict protocols – the coffee and define its defects and atributes: fragrance, aroma, flavor, aftertaste,…
With our professional barista course you become a coffee professional in preparing beverages: from traditional Espresso and Espresso based drinks to filter coffee and signature mixology.
Our origin course teaches you everything from crop to green coffee: the beginning of coffee, coffee varieties, harvesting, processing, fermentation, drying and milling.