Roasting Profile Seminar

A Profile Roasting workshop will be offered at Chocolate Alchemy  from June 24-25, 2017 at our facility in Eugene Oregon.

The Seminar is geared toward professional bean to bar chocolate makers (of any size) with the intent of learning how to drum roast.  Home and aspiring chocolate makers are welcome to attend.  Previous experience roasting is suggested but no necessary.

The seminar will cover:

  • Theory and practice of roasting profiles and drum roasting
  • Hands on demonstrations and instruction
  • Developing and modifying roasting profiles for target flavors.
  • Comparative chocolate tasting of different roast profiles.
  • In depth questions and answers.

The first day is limited to 12 people (SOLD OUT) and is the primary roasting workshop. 

Day 2 will be devoted to specialized hands on instruction and practice on our Royal #5 roaster and is limited to 3 people (SOLD OUT).   

Tentative schedule for Day 1

  • 8:00 - 9:00 doors open.  Feel free to arrive, talk, etc.
  • 9:00-10:30 Theory and science of roasting profile lecture
  • 10:30-11:30 Roasting demonstration – developing the profile
  • 11:30-12:30 Modifying the profile with selected chocolate tasting
  • 12:30-2:00 lunch(chicken mole burritos may be provided - TBD)
  • 2:00-2:30 Comparative tastings of chocolate
  • 2:30-5:00 – various roasting demonstrations and hands on roasting
  •  5:00 - ??  Q and A

Adjourn for dinner. 

Day 2
Each session will last approximately 2 hours.  You must attend Day 1 to participate in Day 2.
  • 8:00-10:00
  • 10:30-12:30
  • 2:00-4:00

Participants must purchase the beans (separately, I'll contact you to arrange which beans) they will be roasting and may roast up to 4 25 lbs batches as we dial or experiment with profiles to your specifications.   Roasted beans can be shipped as need at additional costs. 

 Payment is non-refundable but is transferrable.

There is a Hampton Inn within walking distance that I will be speaking with about holding a block of rooms and maybe giving a discount.  Sorry about not having it in place before this.  Just too many details.