FAQ

Frequently asked questions

How do I become a member?

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Are there any roasting courses available in New Zealand?

Currently we are developing our Professional Development courses. We have the NZ license for the SCAA International Education Partnership License. There are many roasting-focussed courses we are able to bring to our members and public. Keep an eye on our Events calendar> & the News & Happenings> also subscribe to our e-newsletter here>

How do I get started in roasting?

Many of our existing members have worked in the industry for some time and have learnt the trade whilst working alongside more experienced roasters. Others have bought existing businesses and have been trained by the previous owner.

Books, trade magazines and the internet also have a wealth of information available. ‘Roast’ or ‘BeanScene’ magazines are good ones to check out.

Do you have a forum or sales section for second hand roasting equipment or products?

NZSCA does not have any forums in place for sale of equipment. These sales are made through either Trade Me or the roaster’s personal contacts within the industry.

Do you run Barista courses? or, if not, can you recommend a good course for us?

Currently we are developing our Professional Development courses. We have the NZ license for the SCAA International Education Partnership License. There are many barista-focussed courses we are able to bring to our members and public. Keep an eye on our Events calendar or subscribe to our e-newsletter here>