I'm Neal Wilson of Wilson's Coffee & Tea. Over the past several years I've created some of the most watched instructional videos on coffee roasting, taught coffee roasting classes around the world, worked on developing training programs for others to deliver, and written software that's widely used in coffee roasting companies. Now I'm writing a book.
The focus of this book is on practical exercises for the professional coffee roaster. Through performing these exercises you'll gain confidence and skill in controlling the roasting machines you use, obtain experience roasting and evaluating a diverse range of coffees and roasting styles, develop a method of reasoning about how the decisions you make impact results in the cup, and learn how to create the roasted coffee product line that's best for your business.
This emphasis on experiential learning over a broad range of concepts is what sets this book apart from other texts on coffee roasting. The progression of exercises I present creates a natural path toward mastery in the craft of coffee roasting.
I'm currently on pace to get this book finished and published some time in the year 2019. Watch this space for updates.