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LEARNING AT THE CROWN

CQI & SCA Certifications • Coffee EducationMonthly Workshops

LEARNING AT THE CROWN

The Crown’s offers thought-provoking, interactive, and comprehensive learning opportunities related to advancing coffee as a craft product, practicing its art & science, and sharing insight related to its production, selection, preparation, and consumption

The Crown offers thought-provoking, interactive, and comprehensive learning opportunities related to advancing coffee as a craft product, practicing its art & science, and sharing insight related to its production, selection, preparation, and consumption.

 

CQI & SCA Certifications

Believing that the industry benefits from standardization and agreement, the foundational educational elements included in curriculum endorsed by the CQI & SCA are essential elements in a professional career.

  Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) – The Q

As a Premier Training Campus with a licenced Q Instructor on staff, The Crown is uniquely positioned to offer one of the coffee industry’s most coveted and prestigious programs, CQI’s Q Arabica Grader Certification.

This intensive six-day lecture, practice, and testing course involves all aspects of grading, cupping, and evaluating specialty coffee. The Core of CQI’s Q Coffee System is built on the skills of the Q Grader. The objective and standardized evaluation of the Q Grader is essential to maintain the integrity of the Q Coffee system. 

      Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) – Coffee Skills Program (CSP)

    The Crown is being built to spec in accordance with SCA requirements for a Premier Training Campus. The SCA’s CSP focuses on 6 core specialties: Introduction to Coffee, Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Sensory Skills, and Roasting. Each of these specialties includes three stages of knowledge: Foundation, Intermediate, and Professional.

    The Crown’s Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) offer exceptional material meeting or exceeding the SCA’s standards, and coursework in the CSP will equip students to pass the appropriate examination.  

      Coffee Education: Practical Training & Innovation Instruction 

      Ranging in scope from focused lecture series to hands-on experiments and small-group trainings, The Crown’s classes are intended to provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to a wide range of students.

      Our course list is filled to the brim with interesting material, from introductory level trainings and lectures open to enthusiasts and beginners, to advanced roasting and blending workshops, in-depth tasting experiences, to innovative experiences designed to push past the traditional limits of exploring the craft of coffee in both its science and art.

      Our calendar is constantly expanding and includes popular classes that explore roast profiling, sensory exercises, green coffee analysis, cup taster calibration, latte art training, defect identification, extraction theory, and much more. 

        In keeping with The Crown’s mission of inclusion and collaboration, we are proud to offer a limited number of scholarship opportunities, available for most classes. Please inquire directly with Chris Kornman to check for availability.

        Intro to Green Coffee Buying

        This class provides students with an introduction to the global coffee trade and equips them to manage their purchasing decisions effectively. 

        Tasting the Flavor Wheel

        This introductory course will peel back the curtain through interactive group tastings and enhance your ability to assess a coffee’s flavor. 

        Intro to Small Batch Roasting

        Whether you’re new to roasting, or are a hobbyist or professional, Introduction to Roasting is for you. This 1-day, comprehensive and fundamental course will instruct learners on the theory of how to develop and execute basic roasting techniques. 

        Perfecting Your Pourover

        Join the expert team at The Crown to learn how to get the most – and the best – out of your coffee.  The bulk of the class will be devoted to small group station rotations practicing on devices like the Kalita Wave, Stagg X, Clever, and V-60. 

        Understanding Coffee Fermentation and Processing

        Come down to The Crown every Third Thursday for a fun, non-competitive latte art practice session. 

        Monthly Skill Building Workshops

        Tercer Sábado Cata Latina

        Come cup specialty coffee with the latin community! We will expand our coffee vocabulary and train our palates. 

        Second Saturday Barista Office Hours

        Join The Crown’s Tasting Room Manager, Alex Taylor for this interactive workshop and learn how to brew better at home. 

        Lil' Latte Lessons

        This 1-hour class will help you learn the basics of steaming and pouring milk for lattes, cappuccinos, and other milk drinks. 

        Calibrate Good Times! SCA Cupping Calibration

        Together, we’ll cup three coffees using the SCA standard cupping form. 

        Fee Fi Foam Fun

        Come down to The Crown every Third Thursday for a fun, non-competitive latte art practice session. 

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