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Green Coffee Analysis – Theory & Application

January 16, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Green Coffee Analysis: Density, Screen Size & Water Activity – Theory & Application for Roasters & Buyers

Buying green coffee isn’t like going to the grocery store!

This class lays the groundwork for thorough understanding of green coffee quality, and is a must for roasters and green buyers. Coursework will highlight how a coffee’s physical quality affects global trade, roasting methods, and flavors. We’ll examine coffee’s density, screen size, and moisture content / water activity. Each of these three sections looks of the impact on quality and roasting and includes an illustrative tasting.

The course is highly recommended for anyone who is currently buying green coffee or roasting. After this class you will:

  • Be able to implement green coffee analysis methods in your place of work
  • Understand the relationship of green quality to global trade to make better decisions
  • Utilize green quality to your benefit to make informed choices during roasting

There are no prerequisites for this class, however the concepts will be best understood by those already familiar with coffee roasting and quality assurance practices.

About the Instructor:

Chris Kornman, Education & Lab Manager, The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room

Chris Kornman 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.

Visiting the Crown

We cannot wait to host you in our Tasting Room, at the Cupping Table or for a Coffee Course.

One of the special things about The Crown is that we are located in the heart of Uptown Oakland – a veritable paradise for coffee lovers & foodies alike. However, parking is limited in the area, and we highly encourage public transportation or ride sharing. Below are some resources to help you plan your visit.

For more information on visiting The Crown, please click here: https://royalcoffee.com/visiting-the-crown/


January 16, 2020
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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