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Equilibrium Master Roasters is proud to kick-start your week at MICE with an Inspirational Day of Roasting Lectures presented by Rob Hoos & Roastress Coops!

Get Fired Up because Firestarter is an awesome opportunity to stoke that fire in your belly and network and meet with industry professionals as well as continue to build on, further enhance and explore your skills and knowledge in the blazing world of coffee roasting!

Often disappointed by going to roasting workshops and just sitting there listening to 'overviews of roasting concepts', we at EQMR decided to turn up the heat and Blaze the Way by recognizing the need to offer more Live/Real-time/Relevant Roasting Examples & Roast Profile Analysis to support (or debunk!) the many roasting theories out there discussed and explored! 

We want to give you more Applicable Knowledge that you can take back and instantly apply in your Roastery!

So we're taking over the Project 281 Cafe/Roastery for the day to do just that!


There will also be Special Guest Producers present to discuss & help us as roasters better understand, from their perspective, what role they expect us to play as roasters in delivering their spectacular coffee to consumers!

And to also help with delivering this awesome day, Rob Hoos will be with us again!! It is always great to spend some quality time soaking up his passion and knowledge for coffee roasting as Rob has a wealth of information to share from his years of experience as a barista, roaster and consultant.

An independent coffee roasting consultant as well as the director of coffee for Nossa Familia Coffee, Rob is also the author of the book "Modulating the Flavor Profile of Coffee: One Roaster's Manifesto."

At EQMR we (& many roasters around the world) really appreciate and love Rob’s approach to coffee roasting as he has a very deep understanding based on sound investigation, of which he is adept at then directing his findings into comprehensive, useful approaches that anyone can integrate into their production.

There will also be an opportunity to book a 1 hour, 1-on-1 Master Roasting Consult Session with Rob & Anne on Tuesday 5th Feb - Hoos-n-Coops Master Roasting Consult Session - Only 8 spots available!!

So, with a jam packed day of Lectures, Discussion, Networking, Exploration & Roast Profile Analysis from 8.00am-5pm, we hope you take the opportunity, whilst he is here in Melbourne, to come and learn from Rob (& Anne) on the following topics which will be presented:

* Overview of the Anatomy of a Profile - refresher on specific data points & terminology

* Roast Profile Analysis - Tasting & connecting with examples of various Roast Profile Approaches/Defects

* Producers Perspective - Knowing your Green - Experimental Processing & how to get the best out of it!!

* Roasters Perspective - Knowing your Machine - Operation and Maintenance

* Roasting Forum Discussion, Beer & Whiskey!

What You Get

  • Expert & Industry relevant advice from Awesome Coffee Industry Professionals
  • Applicable Knowledge that can be taken back and applied in your own workplace
  • Networking opportunities
  • Cool swag to take home

Absolutely Everything you need for the day is provided!

NOTE: This day-long Workshop will be delivered at an Intermediate Level and is best suited to those that are already roasting coffee - it is not designed/targeted at those currently not roasting coffee.

Dietary Requirements
  • Morning/Afternoon Tea and Lunch will be provided. If there are any dietary requirements, please advise the organizer.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Catch the train on the Upfield Line to Brunswick Station. Walk toward Albert St and turn left. Project 281 is approx. 100m down the street from the train station.

Catch the Number 19 Tram down Sydney Rd and get off at the Albert St/Sydney Rd stop. Turn left down Albert St and walk approx.100m down Albert St to Project 281 Cafe which is on the right hand side of the street.

Or if driving - there is still 2hr parking on weekdays on Albert St - keep driving over the railway line and there is all day parking on the left hand side of the street.

Parking is free on Sundays.

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, or at least have access to your confirmation email on your phone.

What is the refund policy?

I appreciate your choice of Equilibrium Master Roasters for your coffee education, and the course pricing reflects the following:

The quality of the training provided. Pre-class preparation. The quality of the equipment & the cost of materials used. Small class sizes. Spots are deliberately limited to ensure an optimum, practical, hands-on learning experience. Once your booking is confirmed and your payment is cleared, I begin the process of preparing your class. However, I understand events or illness may require that you reschedule or cancel your booking.

Refund Policy: Course fees are fully refundable if training is cancelled by the trainer at least 7 business days prior to course commencement.

A $100 cancellation fee is deducted from refund for cancellations requested less than 14 business days prior to course commencement. No cancellation is available with less than 7 business days’ notice, however you may reschedule with no rescheduling fees.

Reschedule Fees: No fee is applicable if rescheduling is requested at least 14 business days prior to course commencement.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

This will be accepted only with a written/verbal confirmation from the person whose name is on the registration stating that the attendee is eligible to use that ticket.

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Project 281 Cafe 281 Albert Street Brunswick Moreland 3056 Australia

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Equilibrium Master Roasters

Anne Cooper
Equilibrium Master Roasters

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