Profession master coffee roaster

Master coffee roasters design new coffee styles and ensure the quality of blends and recipes pragmatically. They write blending formulas to guide workers who prepare coffee blends for commercial purposes.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Types of coffee beans

    Most known coffee types, Arabica and Robusta, and the cultivars under each one of those types.

  • Roasting coffee

    Craft and science of roasting coffee.

  • Coffee characteristics

    The origins and types of coffee and the processes of coffee preparation, production and trade.

  • Colour ranges of roasting

    Different colour codes and ranges, usually depicted in colour charts, to define their roast color levels.

  • Coffee grinding levels

    The known levels are coarse grind, medium grind, medium/fine grind, fine grind, super fine grind, and turkish grind. Indication of machinery to achieve product specification. 

Skills

  • Apply requirements concerning manufacturing of food and beverages

    Apply and follow national, international, and internal requirements quoted in standards, regulations and other specifications related with manufacturing of food and beverages.

  • Monitor roasting

    Monitor the roasting of coffee beans and grains for proper degree of roasting to produce the desired flavours and colours.

  • Prepare hot drinks

    Make hot drinks by brewing coffee and tea and adequately preparing other hot beverages.

  • Perform sensory evaluation

    Evaluating the quality of a given type of food or beverage based on its appearance, smell, taste, aroma, and others. Suggest possible improvements and comparisons with other products.

  • Maintain industrial ovens

    Maintaining industrial ovens in order to ensure effective and correct operation.

  • Examine green coffee beans

    Examine green coffee beans ensuring that they are all approximately the same colour, shape and size. Beans of the same size will roast more evenly, whereas smaller beans may roast quicker and affect the overall taste.

  • Manage flammable substances

    Managing flammable substances to roasting operations and ensuring that safety measures are in place.

  • Apply GMP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Apply different roasting methods

    Employ different methods to roast cocoa beans, such as oven roasting, air roasting, drum roasting, coffee roaster, and hot air gun. Use the different methods according to the production requirements, type of cocoa beans, and desired chocolate product.

  • Apply HACCP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Operate a heat treatment process

    Apply heat treatment aimed at preparing and preserving half-finished or finished food products.

  • Match coffee grind to coffee type

    Using different coffee grinding procedures and preparation methods.

  • Mitigate waste of resources

    Evaluate and identify opportunities to use resources more efficiently with continuously striving to reduce waste of utilities.

  • Evaluate coffee characteristics

    Analyse and evaluate coffee taste sensations including the coffee’s body, aroma, acidity, bitterness, sweetness, and finish.

  • Grade coffee beans

    Grade coffee beans based on their characteristics, defects, size, colour, moisture content, taste, acidity, body, or aroma.

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Create new recipes

    Combine innovative and creative ideas to come up with new recipes and preparations to extend the product of range of a company. Make modifications to recipes in order to enhance taste, reach productivity goals, develop and improve products.

Optional knowledge and skills

conduct extensive international travel educate customers on coffee varieties control of expenses apply foreign language for international trade perform services in a flexible manner liaise with managers liaise with colleagues mill operations manage kiln ventilation have computer literacy assess quality characteristics of food products perform coffee tastings identify market niches food and beverage industry show confidence

Common job titles

  • Office coffee services division: route sales associate (territory manager)
  • Master coffee roaster
  • Sanitation technician
  • Customer experience manager
  • Assistant store manager
  • Process development manager
  • Vet regional manager- southern ca
  • Vet regional manager
  • Packaging machine operator
  • Process engineer