New Course in Production


With Scott Rao

How to Roast Coffee

Biweekly Updates – Course in Production

In this new course, Barista Hustle teams up with Scott Rao — the world’s preeminent coffee-roasting consultant. This online course teaches a complete methodology for roasting coffee and setting up your own roastery.

This course is relevant to beginners and professionals alike. How to Roast Coffee begins with advice on how to choose a roasting space and set up your own roastery. Next, we provide expert advice on fire safety, pollution control, and green coffee storage. As the course progresses, the focus turns to tuning your roasting machine — everything from finding the optimal rpm and airflow to ensuring that your burners are working safely and efficiently.

As you navigate this course and certification, you will learn how roast parameters such as temperature and time affect the development of your coffee beans. We detail the best practices for managing your roasts; avoiding bean-surface burning, and implementing a dependable between-batch protocol to ensure every roast batch you produce is as good as it can possibly be.

Barista Hustle will publish How to Roast Coffee in biweekly instalments. The course and all its subsequent updates are available for purchase, with lifetime access. Links to new lessons will be delivered to your inbox every two weeks until the final lessons are published in mid-2023. BH Unlimited subscribers get early access to these lessons.

All of our courses and certifications are available through a BH Unlimited monthly subscription or as a single course purchase, giving you access for life!

Single Course Price: USD 299,-

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What happens after I buy the course?
After purchase, you will gain a membership on this website granting you access to the course.

Is the course online?
Yes, the course is 100% online! All you need is a computer or mobile device and an internet connection. You don’t need to be in Australia to take the course.

How long does it take to complete the course?
The course will take maximum 30 hours if you include text, video explanations, assessments, and at-home experiments. Once the chapters are available to you, you can access them at any time forever.

What do I get?
You get lifetime access to 46 lessons, over 14 videos and animations, and a Barista Hustle Accredited Certificate upon completion of the course.

How hard is the course?
The course includes many technical elements but was written with new baristas in mind. The videos dive into more difficult concepts and explain them further. The comprehension tests at the end of each chapter will also help you to apply these concepts to everyday coffee making.

What if I have questions?
Email us at [email protected] and we’ll answer your questions as quickly as possible!

What is the certification process?
You have to complete each lesson and comprehension test, then pass the final assessment (80% or higher) to achieve certification. Proof of certification will be located on the BH site. You’ll be able to share the link with prospective employers. Your certificate is also printable.

Can I share the course with my friends?
Each user will have to pay for their own access to the course. We reserve the right to limit the number of IP addresses that access the course for each account and revoke access.

Is there live tutoring or webinars available?
In our efforts to make this course affordable and accessible to all Baristas, we’ve opted to make the content always accessible and non-interactive.

How long do I have access?
You pay once and have lifetime access.

Do I have to be a Barista Hustle subscriber to take the course?
Nope! Anyone can buy access to the course.

Can I retake the test if I don’t pass?
You have unlimited resits on the test.

Is it mobile-friendly?

What’s the refund policy?
If you’re not happy with the course, we’ll give you a full refund. Simple.

Do I need an espresso machine, refractometer, or any other special equipment?
No. We’ve designed this course to help everyone that works with espresso-based coffee drinks, regardless of their equipment. Practicing the manoeuvres and designs required for latte art may prove difficult without access to a machine, however.

Is it suitable for beginner-level home or service baristas?
If you can hold a portafilter — this course if for you.

Is it only offered in English?
For now, yes. We are working on making translations available in several languages later on down the line. Stay tuned!

The course is limited to one IP address. Can I sign in from multiple devices?
Yes! Multiple devices or locations are okay, but we’re mainly on the lookout for large-scale abuse.