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Fact & Folklore: Coffee’s Culture & Cultivation – a Interactive Lecture & Tasting at Pulley Collective: $20

April 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Fact & Folklore: Coffee’s Culture & Cultivation is an interactive lecture and tasting that traces coffee’s origins, historical implications, and cultural impact across the globe. Fun and engaging with an unmatched level of depth, we’ll dive into coffee legends and lore, separating fact from fiction and learning a lot about what shaped the modern coffee growing and consuming landscape. Tastings of historical brewing methods and rare varieties augment the lecture.

From Ethiopia to Yemen, Indonesia and the Americas, coffee’s roots are deep and its story is compelling. With the team at The Crown, you’ll experience tales of history and culture related to the spread of coffee from its origins in East Africa to its importance as a global commodity. Alongside each step of the journey, we’ll be serving coffee pairings including ancient varieties and traditional preparation methods to accompany the discussion.

There are no prerequisites for attendance, this class is open to the general public, geared towards enthusiasts and professionals.

Taught by the team at The Crown in anticipation of the opening of The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room.

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About the Instructor

The Crown

The Crown is an open-source coffee education center, laboratory, event space, and tasting room, celebrating the importance of Oakland to the international coffee community and its history. An incubator of ideas and promoter of experimentation across the entire supply chain, The Crown is inclusive, transparent, and collaborative.

Set to open in 2018, The Crown will have five key components: Tasting Room, Presentation Space & Cupping Lab, Brewing Lab, Roasting Lab & Event Space.

Crown Jewels will be featured and served within the soon to be opened tasting room coupled with Crown Analyses; roasting and brewing recommendations currently available online. The Crown is located at 2523 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612.

About the Host Venue

Pulley Collective

Pulley makes it easy and affordable for small businesses and startups to roast their own quality coffee in a low cost & low risk way. Get access to equipment, resources, and knowledge usually limited to large roasting operations with history. A coffee workshop on neutral ground.


April 10, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Pulley Collective
2451 Peralta St., Oakland
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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