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Intro to Roasting – 2-Day Course

March 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

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This course takes place over two consecutive days:

Tuesday, March 19th, 9am – 4pm

Wednesday, March 20th, 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 Thursday.

Core subjects covered will include:

  • Sample Roasting & Production Roasting basics

  • Roaster Safety

  • Familiarization with Equipment

  • Roast Profiling

  • Cupping and Evaluating Roast Success

About the Instructors

Jen Apodaca, Director of Roasting, Royal Coffee, Inc.: 

About the Instructor

Jen Apodaca, Director of Roasting, Royal Coffee, Inc.:

Jen started roasting coffee in 2005 for McMenamins Inc. in Portland, Oregon. She has roasted coffee for Ecco Caffe, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, and Blue Bottle Coffee. She is now the Director of Roasting for The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room. She has experience on several styles of roasting machines and is dedicated to the craft of making coffee more delicious. She serves as Vice Chair of the SCA’s Coffee Roaster’s Guild Advisory Council, is the Founder of #shestheroaster, is a certified Q-Grader, is the Chair Emeritus of the Coffee Committee of the Good Food Awards and has been an international juror for the Cup of Excellence.




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March 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am
March 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm


The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States