Roast specialty coffee as Roastmaster at Allegro’s new microroastery in Denver, Colorado
Our friends at Allegro Coffee Roasters are excited to announce a job opening for a roastmaster at the company’s first stand-alone microroastery in northwest Denver, Colorado. Here’s everything you need to know to apply for this incredible job.
The Allegro Coffee Roasters (ACR) Roastmaster will be a part of a dynamic sourcing team committed to buying top-quality lots, miocrolots, and competition coffee from all over the world. We roast on a Loring S15 Falcon. Not only is this roaster beautiful, it is highly efficient, with an estimated 80% reduction in energy usage compared to traditional roasters. As the Roastmaster, you will be responsible for all activities from roasting and leading production cuppings, to overseeing a production team, and leading customer education programs. The right candidate will be driven to share their talent in the highest form, craft the highest quality coffee, and take pride and ownership in what you dol. If you do that, we’ll give you every opportunity to grow to the highest level, and help us make history doing what you love to do.
If you are an experienced coffee roaster with a passion for providing the highest quality, and being part of an exceptional team, you can apply online HERE.
¢ Schedules roasts to ensure smooth production flow to meet inventory requirements
¢ Sets up and monitors each roast, making adjustments to roaster settings as needed to ensure roasting quality standards
¢ Prepares various coffee blends according to established formulas
¢ Transfers roasted coffee to appropriate production station (bagging and grinding) to ensure efficient workflow
¢ Follows Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines, OSHA Safety standards, and applicable health codes at all times
¢ Conducts quality tests on all roasts using the ColorTrack roast analyzer
¢ Sets up regular sensory evaluations (coffee cuppings) with Coffee Team to ensure quality standards
¢ Assists with tastings and other public events
¢ Performs other duties, as assigned by Team Leader
¢ Prior experience roasting coffee in production or retail environment required
¢ Minimum 3 years experience rocking in specialty coffee required
¢ Experience working in craft-related industries, i.e. craft beer, baking, culinary, etc.
¢ Passion for cupping, tasting, and evaluating your work is a must (you’ll be doing a lot of it)
¢ Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness, and check signage and labeling for accurate pricing
¢ Proven success at engaging and influencing fellow team members and customers to share your passion for products
¢ Experience with and strong desire to increase knowledge of coffee quality and tasting
¢ Proven proficiency at following directions and established recipes
¢ Ability to work a variety of shifts including weekends and evenings
¢ Reliability is paramount. Individual must demonstrate flexibility to meet production and roasting demands
¢ Standing and walking for extended periods of time, up to 8 “12 hours
¢ Bending, stooping, and climbing
¢ Mental and physical dexterity
¢ Unassisted lifting up to 50 pounds
¢ Work in hot temperature due to heat of roaster
¢ Mandatory use of required personal protective equipment
¢ Repetition or sequence of duties
At Whole Foods Market, we empower our Team Members to make their own decisions, thus creating an environment where people are treated with respect and are highly motivated to excel. We mentor Team Members through education and on-the-job experience. As a result, we are able to fill a majority of leadership roles from our existing Team Member base. We also recognize that there are individuals with talent outside of Whole Foods Market, and have training programs to bring those new leaders into the company.
Our Team Members represent over 50 different nations. We are people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, yet all work together to meet the needs of our customers.
We offer great benefits beginning with a full complement of medical and other traditional group health coverage, 401k plan, and a 20% discount at our stores.