Boot Coffee campus expands

Boot Coffee will move into a new 2000 square foot coffee training lab to offer Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) certified Pathways courses as of June. The company will provide level 1 and 2 SCAA certifications in the roasting, green buying, and coffee taster pathways,¬ with Barista training to follow. Boot Coffee Campus’ roaster training facility is unparalleled, with six coffee roasting machines including lab, sample, and production roasters. The campus features an SCAA certified cupping lab and offers Q¬ certification alongside the SCAA Pathways courses. In addition to the new facility, Willem Boot and Marcus Young, two passionate coffee professionals and educators, will combine forces to create the ultimate professional coffee training program. Marcus brings to Boot Coffee over a decade of experience as a cupper, green coffee buyer and trader, and extensive time spent working with farmers to bring unique coffees to market. He is an experienced trainer who previously developed curriculum for the SCAA, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, and founded a coffee roasting company that trains and employs the formerly homeless in coffee roasting, packaging, and distribution. Prior to working in coffee, Marcus worked as an educator and studied education and learning technologies at the University of Colorado. He brings expertise in designing curricula that address multiple learning styles and techniques to Boot Coffee. Willem Boot has worked in coffee since he was 14, owning and operating a roasting company, working as a cupper, advising roasting companies and coffee producers on quality improvement strategies, as well as working to find the ¬source of Geisha in Ethiopia. In 2014 Willem Boot’s La Mula Geisha coffee farm won the prestigious Best of Panama coffee competition. Boot Coffee Campus is the only coffee school that delivers a complete seed-¬to-¬cup training program. Willem and Marcus have each spent extensive time working on coffee farms, with farmers, and processing coffee. The SCAA Roaster Level 2 Pathway requires a trip to origin, a program that Boot Coffee already offers with guided trips to Ethiopia and Panama where students gain hands¬on experience in farm management, coffee cultivation, processing techniques, and sustainability. exporters, governments and NGO’s seeking specific expertise for international programs.

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