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Production Roaster Apprentice at Resident Coffee

Location: Gainesville, FL

About Resident Coffee:
At Resident Coffee, we're not just passionate about coffee; we're dedicated to creating remarkable coffee experiences. Founded in 2020 and named Florida’s Best Coffee Roaster by Food & Wine in 2022, our mission is to share the stories of incredible coffee and the remarkable people behind them. Our team is growing, and we're looking for an enthusiastic Production Roaster Apprentice to join us on this exciting adventure.

The Role:
As a Production Roaster Apprentice, you'll play a pivotal role in our roastery, ensuring the delivery of exceptional quality coffee to our customers. This position is ideal for someone passionate about the coffee world, eager to dive deep into the art and science of coffee roasting, and willing to commit to growing with us for at least two years. Whether you're starting from scratch or have some experience under your belt, we're ready to train the right fit into a coffee roasting expert.


  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9AM - 5PM. This is not flexible, as all of our production roasting, packing, and fulfillment happens on these three days.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute production roasting using developed roast profiles, ensuring optimal flavor.
  • Conduct quality control through cupping, maintaining consistency and excellence.
  • Manage green and roasted coffee inventory, ensuring freshness and availability.
  • Oversee coffee packaging and preparation for shipping.
  • Maintain cleanliness and functionality of the roastery and equipment.
  • Engage with continuous learning to stay at the forefront of industry standards.
  • Foster relationships with importers and producers, honoring the journey of each coffee.
  • 2 year commitment to the role. (Mastery will take 6+ months and we would like to work with someone that is ready to grow alongside us)


  • A fiery passion for specialty coffee and eagerness to learn about coffee roasting.
  • Strong sensory skills for coffee tasting and evaluation.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building abilities.
  • Positive work ethic and openness to feedback.
  • Physical ability to move and/or lift 75 lbs consistently and maneuver 150 lbs.

Mastery Goals:

  • Achieve expertise in roasting, profiling, quality control, inventory management, packaging, and shipping, along with continuous industry learning.
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with importers and producers.
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with wholesale partners.


  • $15.50/hr during the initial 3-month training period.
  • Increase to $16.50/hr post-training, with a further increase to $17.00/hr after 6 months dependent on performance review.

Commitment to Education:
At Resident Coffee, education is at the heart of what we do. We believe in the power of knowledge to transform and are committed to providing comprehensive training and development opportunities for our team. If you're ready to start your coffee roasting career with a supportive, education-forward organization, we'd love to hear from you.

How to Apply:
Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you're the perfect fit for this role and your passion for coffee to Use the subject line "Production Roaster Apprentice at Resident Coffee" We're excited to get to know you!