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Intro to Roasting – 2-Day Course

May 8 @ 9:00 am - May 9 @ 12:00 pm

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This course takes place over two consecutive days:

Wednesday, May 8th, 9am – 4pm

Thursday, May 9th, 9am – 12pm

Intro to Coffee Roasting offers a comprehensive introduction to the craft of roasting. Over the course of two days, students will be exposed to crucial concepts that will shape their experience and provide the tools to practice both sample and production roasting safely and successfully. The class includes multiple tastings of the work performed as well as plenty of hands-on roasting time. Lunch is included on Wednesday.

Core subjects covered will include:

  • Familiarization with Equipment

  • Roasting basics

  • Intro to Roast Profiling Concepts

  • Cupping and Evaluating Roasted Coffee


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.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is extremely limited. Here are some resources for getting the most out of your visit to The Crown, from parking to nearby culinary delights.


May 8 @ 9:00 am
May 9 @ 12:00 pm
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The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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