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Intermediate Roasting

June 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - June 12, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

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This course takes place over two consecutive days:

Tuesday, June 11th, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Wednesday, June 12th, 9:30am – 12:30pm

This intermediate level class delves further into the elements that make up a desired roast profile, investigating terms and concepts introduced in last month’s Introduction to Roasting class. We will also look at different roast defects; examining the physical and chemical changes coffee goes through in the roaster and how they are created. Attendees will also learn to identify roast defects by sight and taste and discover how to mitigate them.

About the Instructor

Candice Madison, Director of Roasting, Royal Coffee, Inc.: 

Candice Madison has worked in specialty coffee for nearly 10 years. An accomplished barista, roaster and trainer, she is a Q Arabica Instructor and SCA AST. Candice teaches at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, as well as at Global Expo and Roasters’ Guild Retreat events. She is currently the Director of Roasting at The Crown where she is working to build and implement a comprehensive multi-level roasting course offering. She is a member of the SCA Equity Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and her vocation is the unceasing quest for quality of coffee, and sustainable improvement of the lives of those who produce it, at every stage of the supply chain through education and purposeful engagement.

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.


June 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am
June 12, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
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The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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