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Education & Classes

2018 FALL/ 2019 WINTER Offerings

Our education classes provide a bridge into the world of coffee roasting, tasting and sensory analysis, and brewing. We’ve created a number of thoughtful  courses with a range of students in mind: from coffee enthusiasts looking to expand their horizons, to baristas interested in branching into other aspects of the industry, for the aspiring home roasters wanting to test out professional grade equipment, all the way to established coffee professionals looking for continue their education opportunities. Please find descriptions of the classes below.

 

Green Coffee Evaluation 

The group will learn how to evaluate green coffee for purchasing and quality assessment.  Students will learn how to evaluate green coffee, including moisture, density, and defect grading.  Students will also learn how to use the sample roaster and roast samples for evaluation.  The group will cup samples together to evaluate and build sensory skills.  Class size limited to 10.

Sunday, November 25th, 9am-12pm

Cost $250

 

Green Coffee Buying

Students will learn the foundation of green coffee buying including buying models available to roasters, contracts, and evaluating coffee for purchasing.  Students will learn about green coffee planning and how to develop green coffee buying strategies that work for them.  The class will cup current green coffee offerings together.  Students will leave with a comprehensive set of resources to help with future coffee buying and planning.  This class does not include any hands-on roasting.  Class size limited to 10.

Sunday November 25th, 1pm-5pm

Cost $250

 

Roast and Package Your Own Holiday Coffee

Create your own custom holiday coffee blend to give as gifts (or keep all to yourself!).  Class participants will taste various coffees and be guided on how to create their own blend of coffee.  Students will be guided through roasting their own coffee.  After roasting their coffee, participants will create a custom label and packaging for their coffee, perfect for gifting!  Once they have completed their coffee, participants can enjoy festive holiday beverages and cookies.  Participants will each take home eight 10 ounce bags of their own freshly roasted coffee.  Class size limited to 6.

Saturday, December 8th, 8am-12pm

Cost $250

 

Roast and Package Your Own Holiday Coffee 

Create your own custom holiday coffee blend to give as gifts (or keep all to yourself!).  Class participants will taste various coffees and be guided on how to create their own blend of coffee.  Students will be guided through roasting their own coffee.  After roasting their coffee, participants will create a custom label and packaging for their coffee, perfect for gifting!  Once they have completed their coffee, participants can enjoy festive holiday beverages and cookies.  Participants will each take home eight 10 ounce bags of their own freshly roasted coffee.  Class size limited to 6.

Saturday, December 8th, 1pm-5pm

Cost $250

 

Introduction to Coffee Roasting with Emily Smith

Students will build a foundation in coffee knowledge by learning about coffee production, processing, and importing.  The group will explore the fundamentals of coffee roasting including profile development and how to approach coffees from various origins.  The group will cup roasted coffees and learn how to apply their sensory skills to creating their desired roast.  Class size limited to 6.

Saturday, January 12th, 9am-7pm  (with a 1 hour break from 1pm-2pm)

Cost $600

 

PCC CONTINUING ED CLASSES – FALL/WINTER 2018

In collaboration with Portland Community College’s Continuing Ed program, The Buckman is offering three, entry-level courses for those who want to take their love for coffee to the next level. Joey Gleason (Co-Owner of the Buckman) and Stephanie Backus (Buckman’s Director of Development) are leading these classes to introduce the general public to the dynamic and intricate world of coffee.  REGISTER via PCC’s CONTINUING ED SITE.

INS AND OUTS OF GREEN COFFEE BUYING

Everything you ever want to know about green coffee buying is covered in this class, from defects to buying. We will also discuss the shipping logistics needed in order to receive green coffee at your facility. The course is designed for all levels of coffee enthusiasts.

  • Thursday, January 10th

COFFEE TASTING: JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD

Have you ever wondered how coffee roasters choose the beans they are offering? You will learn the flavor nuances of coffee grown in different regions of the world while learning the process of cupping coffees (sampling taste and aroma).

  • Thursday, January 24th

HOME COFFEE BREWING

Learn to brew coffee using several popular brewing methods. Then, try side-by-side samples of the same coffee brewed with each brewing method, and learn to really taste the differences.

  • Thursday, February 7th

HANDS ON COFFEE ROASTING

Roast your own coffee! You will learn the basics of roasting on a barrel roaster and leave with your own roasted coffee.

  • Saturday, February 2nd
  • Saturday, March 9th

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