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CERTIFIED COFFEE TRAINING

Learn new skills and advance your your coffee career at Boot Coffees Campus (near San Francisco) with personalized education or certifications from CQI and the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)  in Q Grader, Roasting, Sensory Skills, Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Business Management, and coffee production (with courses at our farms in Panama and partner farms in Ethiopia).

COFFEE CONSULTANCY & COACHING

Prime areas of expertise include: supply chain optimization, sensory evaluation, product development, creating cutting edge business plans and building coffee roasting facilities. Over the years, Boot Coffee has consulted hundreds of clients all over the world, from roasting companies and retailers, to exporters, governments and NGO’s seeking specific expertise for international programs. Boot Coffee consists of a small team of coffee specialists with different qualifications and focus areas.

The Best Week of your coffee life

SCA Foundations Week

We promise the most magical week for true coffee enthusiasts. Every day we address a different topic of specialty coffee

This week will help you understand the coffee production chain from seed to cup. It is ideal for the coffee connoisseurs, enthusiasts, or future professionals who want to discover the different fields of the specialty coffee industry.

Specialty Coffee Association certified Premiere Training Campus

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Richie
Richie
2023-04-06
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This was my 2nd class at the Boot Coffee Campus, and what a great 2nd class it was! Valerian Hrala is an incredible instructor/teacher/mentor. Not only did we spend 3 days talking roast theory, practical roasting exercises, triangulation of different roasts, tasting etc. but having 2 additional days to talk not only about opening a business in roasting, but a coffee business in general was priceless. Valerian, having 2 of his own roasting businesses since 2001, brings real world knowledge, marketing strategies, brand strategies, sales strategies, a fantastic calculator; I could go on and on, but I would hate to ruin all the surprises for a new student. This class was not only loads of fun, but a real eye-opener as far as all the information you leave with. All in all, 5 stars do not do this course justice!!!! I can't think of a better place to learn all things coffee other than Boot Coffee Campus!! Thanks again for another incredible week!
Markus Jeziorski
Markus Jeziorski
2023-03-27
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The coffee introduction training was great. The right training for individuals who want to start learning more about this topic. Valerian did a awesome job teaching us more about coffee!
Maria Lazaro
Maria Lazaro
2023-03-13
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Attended my very first Boot Coffee class for the Foundations Barista Class and it was everything I was looking for any more. It gave me the basics I needed to create an espresso and steam my milk. It also, made me want to continue learning about espresso and coffee in general by taking more classes. The instructor, Valerian Hrala was very knowledgeable, helpful and provided an exciting class that made learning fun.
Ning Hou
Ning Hou
2023-02-25
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Me and my husband both took the intro and roasting classes. Valerian made the classes enjoyable and open to discussion. The group was also made of interesting and smart cohort. We look forward to taking more courses and collaborating with boot coffee! Ning & Gus
Drew D.
Drew D.
2023-02-20
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I had the opportunity to take Q-Arabica Combo with Willem as class instructor and Valerian as asst. instructor. They were both generous with their time and helped each student. I highly recommend taking your Q here because the instruction offered here is holistic and essential for a career in specialty coffee.
Aman Gogri
Aman Gogri
2023-02-15
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I visited Boot Coffee after reading the 'Monk of Mokha' and was instantly convinced that I need to take a few courses here. Willem and Valerian happily attended to my questions even during a busy day and gave me a sneak peek into what the courses might look like. I signed up for their 'Intro to coffee' class and it was super extensive with detailed info of each step from seed to cup. Highly recommend it for people wanting to get into the industry or just wanting to learn to make better coffee at home. I will definitely be coming here for more, cheers!
Issara Thongdaeng
Issara Thongdaeng
2023-01-26
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It was such a mind opening. I've learned a lot and tasted a lot of good coffee. These classes weren't just for people who want to work in the coffee industry but for whoever loves/wants to have a good cup of coffee to start your day. I thought I knew what the good coffee is until I came to the class. Thank you Valerian and Dan for such a good experience. I'll see you again soon
Rebecca Mangona
Rebecca Mangona
2023-01-23
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Just completed SCA Foundations week at Boot Coffee with Valerian and Dan and cannot speak highly enough of them! Both Valerian and Dan are passionate, coffee-experts and fantastic teachers. The courses are very hands on and engaging. Both instructors also tailored course objectives to meet the goals of the students in the class. Regardless of your experience level, you will learn about coffee and have a ton of fun doing it!
Dave Ferreira
Dave Ferreira
2023-01-23
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Recently took a week of courses here with Valerian and Dan. Both instructors were great and very knowledgeable. Plenty of resources for everyone from beginners to professionals. Everyone was very personable and friendly, can not recommend the Boot campus enough!!
isabelle lamoureux
isabelle lamoureux
2022-11-16
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My partner Simon and I are starting up a Roastery/tasting house in Revelstoke,BC. We travelled to San Rafael for a 3 day course ( SCA foundation +intermediate) and we absolutely loved the experience. Valerian was so knowledgeable and gave us so much of his time to answer business and coffee related questions we had. We got to roast all 3 afternoon and feel like we left with so much useful information. The teaching was professional whilst being personable, it was awesome to share our passion for coffee with other likeminded people. We wish we can be back in the near future for more learning, as well as tasting some more chocolate & wine ;) Izzy & Simon
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