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Brewing Class for Roasters: coffee extraction fundamentals

Buckman Coffee Factory
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Roasters! This brewing class is actually for you and it will make you a better roaster.

Join coffee educators Emily Smith & Mike Nelson as they present a truly unique opportunity to explore the techniques of coffee extraction fundamentals, specifically with coffee roasters in mind. In addition to learning extraction theory, this course delves into the influence of coffee origin and roasting on extraction.


Emily Smith has a background in green coffee, including quality evaluation and supply planning. She is a licensed Q Grader and has worked managing and processing green coffee for large roasters in the Pacific Northwest. Emily is also an expert sample roaster, having roasted thousands of samples for quality and price discovery evaluation. In addition to roasting for World Cup Coffee, she also serves as a director of the Oregon Coffee Board.

Mike Nelson has worked in the coffee industry as a barista, consultant, roaster, trainer, and company co-owner with various specialty coffee companies in the US and abroad. He combined his love of scientific research and coffee by focusing his graduate research on climate change and coffee, and holds an MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science and an MSc in Geography. He is co-founder of Junior's Roasted Coffee, and oversees the company's green coffee buying, roasting, and wholesale training. In April 2017 Mike and his business partners opened Guilder, a cafe and bar in Northeast Portland that also serves as the roastery for Junior's Roasted Coffee.