Intensives and professional certification
Those looking to give their caffeine knowledge a serious kick (whether an amateur cook or food professional) can turn to Mill Valley’s Boot Coffee for a number of courses running this spring. Classes include Roast Profiling and Cupping, Understanding Green Coffee and Grown in the USA: Coffee Farming and Quality. This is also the place where you can become a licensed Q Grader, or professional cupper. It’s something of a boot camp all right, especially if you opt for a five-day intensive, but it is actually named after the founder, Willem Boot.