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Learn how to roast coffee like a pro

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Experience hosted by Sebastien

2.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English, French, Slovenian

What you'll do

First we cup and taste 2 different types of coffees, prepared 2 different ways: espresso and V60, or V60 and French press. This will allow you to get acquainted with each method, and learn the differences between each and their impact on taste, clarity, drink strength.
Then we will learn about the origin of the coffees we have in our roastery, and learn about the different roast profiles (light, medium, dark), and the density of each bean type. We will learn what chemical reactions occur during the roasting, and their impact on the taste of the coffee beans, depending on the profile roast: acidity, sweetness, bitterness.
Finally, we will roast 2 batches of coffee, visualise the roast from start to finish, from green to roasted bean, and see how it develops from a grassy to nutty caramel flavour.
This whole 3 step process will last about 2h-2h30 hours.
Other things to note
This inroduction course on coffee roasting is done with very small groups of max 2 people, so you can enjoy the most of a hands-on experience.
First we cup and taste 2 different types of coffees, prepared 2 different ways: espresso and V60, or V60 and French press. This will allow you to get acquainted with each method, and learn the differences between each and their impact on taste, clarity, drink strength.
Then we will learn about the origin of the coffees we have in our roastery, and learn about the different roast profiles (light, medium, dark), and the density of each bean t…

Sebastien's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Coffee drinks to taste.
    Each guest doing the experience will be given...
From $73
/ person
Fri, Jan 29
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
$73 per person
$73 per person
Sat, Jan 30
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
$73 per person
$73 per person
Tue, Feb 2
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
$73 per person
$73 per person

Meet your host, Sebastien

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 1 Review
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Hello, I am Sebastien, the Head Master Roaster & Owner at R&B Cafe, a unique micro-roastery in the centre of Ljubljana.
After living in Paris, Detroit, London, Nashville, my family and I decided to establish our roasting business in Ljubljana. Like wine and beer, coffee comes from a crop, which has many tastes according to the terroir, the climate and the farmer who cultivated it. Our roastery and coffee shop offers 7 unique specialty coffees from around the world: Kenya, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil and even Australian coffee (and we are the only ones in Slovenia to offer Australian Skybury). We roasts our beans weekly to bring out the best of their unique flavour: floral, fruity, chocolaty, there is a world to discover in this little bean. We love to share our roasting technique with friends and customers!
Hello, I am Sebastien, the Head Master Roaster & Owner at R&B Cafe, a unique micro-roastery in the centre of Ljubljana.
After living in Paris, Detroit, London, Nashville, my family and I decided to establish our roasting business in Ljubljana. Like wine and beer, coffee comes from a crop, which has many tastes according to the terroir, the climate and the farmer who cultivated it. Our roastery and coffee shop offers 7 unique specialty coffees from around the world: Kenya, Ethiopia, Guatema…
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Where you'll be

The experience takes place in our roastery and coffee shop located Slovenska Cesta 47, 1000 Ljubljana. This is Ljubljana main North to South avenue, and we are located about 100 metres south from the InterContinental hotel, next to Hotel Centre and next to the Ljubljana Public Library.

1 review

Laura
August 2020
Very personal and informative experience that I can definitely recommend. Sebastien knows A LOT about coffee and was able to explain the whole process - from harvesting to roasting, grinding and drinking - with great detail but also in a very accessible way. He tailored our time together based on our level of knowledge, our interests, and our tastes. We tried multiple kinds of beans in different styles (espresso, French press, etc) and roasted beans, as well. We learned so much we would have loved a handout to take with us to be sure we remembered everything. If you're interested in or enthusiastic about coffee, you should check this out (or at a minimum, stop by R&B for a delicious cup of coffee).
Very personal and informative experience that I can definitely recommend. Sebastien knows A LOT about coffee and was able to explain the whole process - from harvesting to roasting…

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    3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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  • Sat, Jan 30
    3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Tue, Feb 2
    3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Fri, Feb 5
    3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Sat, Feb 6
    3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Tue, Feb 9
    3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Fri, Feb 12
    3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Sat, Feb 13
    3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $73 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.