Perfecting Your Pour-Over
Wondering how you can take your manual brewing technique to the next level?
Join the expert team at The Crown to brew on devices like the Kalita Wave, Stagg X, Clever, and V-60 and learn how to get the most – and the best – out of your coffee. We’ll work on concepts including bloom time, water ratio, grind size, extraction percentage, and pulse pouring, all in pursuit of perfecting your pourover. A great class for enthusiasts and professionals alike, you’ll walk away knowing more about your brewing device and your delicious cup of coffee!
About the Instructors:
Chris Kornman, Education & Lab Manager, The Crown
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.
Sandra Elisa Loofbourow, Tasting Room Director, The Crown
Sandra is the Tasting Room Director for Royal Coffee’s the Crown. Her experience working as a Spanish/English Interpreter, working in kitchens, and teaching Argentine Tango all influence and inform her approach to coffee. Sandra has been a barista, roaster, and green buyer for several companies in the Bay Area, and is now a certified Q Assistant Instructor. At the Crown: Royal Coffee Lab and Tasting Room she curates the menu, does brew experimentation and coffee analysis, and serves fascinating coffees and delicious education to consumers and professionals alike.
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/