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Introduction to Espresso

July 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Introduction to Espresso

Learn the basics of pulling espresso in this course at The Crown!

Love espresso, but don’t know what’s behind the process? In this course, we will detail a little of the history of espresso, as well as dabbling in extraction theory. Participants will also be able to get hands-on experience with the espresso machines in our Brew Lab at The Crown. By the end of our time together, you’ll be pulling the shots … and calling them as well!

About the Instructor

Evan Gilman, Creative Director, Royal Coffee, Inc.: 

Evan Gilman is an avid generalist and coffee lover. His 17 years in the coffee industry have taken him from barista, to trainer, to Q Arabica Grader and SCA-Licensed AST. Evan spent time in Southeast Asia getting to know the specialty coffee supply chain, from Sumatra, Bali, Flores, and Sulawesi in Indonesia, to Northern Luzon in the Philippines. His passions range from Balinese gamelan to heavy metal, from photography to communications design, and from baking to brewing. As Creative Director at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, he manages community events, social media, photo/video production, and graphic design. He is also the chief editor of the blog at royalcoffee.com, and curator of the Gallery at The Crown.

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.


July 24, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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