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Coffee Cup Taster Calibration Training and Exercises: $65

March 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Coffee Cup Taster Calibration is a course designed for Coffee Quality Analysts aka Cuppers. The class will focus on exercises and training to achieve group agreement on a given standard when evaluating the sensory quality of coffee. Concepts ranging from cupper preparedness, tasting form familiarity, tasting revealed vs blind samples, and strategies for implementation will be covered.

Exercises will be hands-on and involve lots of coffee tasting, so come prepared! Geared for coffee professionals, but open to enthusiasts, this class will provide a valuable addition to a quality control department’s toolkit and aid the sensory agreement within roasting and tasting departments, both large and small.

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

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About the Instructor

Chris Kornman, Education & Lab Manager, Royal Coffee, Inc.

Chris is a seasoned coffee quality specialist, avid writer and researcher, and the Lab & Education Manager at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room. Formerly a QC manager, cupper, educator, green coffee buyer, and roaster at Intelligentsia under the guidance of Geoff Watts, Chris logged thousands of miles across the coffee lands in East Africa and Brazil. His passion for coffee and education has led him to speaking opportunities at Anacafé in Guatemala City, Roasters Guild Sensory Summit at UC Davis, as part of the Academic Agenda for the Café de Colombia Expo in Bogotá, and in front of humming roasters and slurping coffee tasters worldwide. On weekends, Chris can be found helping at his partner’s Improv Theater in Oakland. He rides a 1986 Schwinn Prelude and plays banjo and trumpet.

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.


March 15, 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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