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Sensory Signals: Identifying Cause & Effect of Common Coffee Flavor Markers

October 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Royal Coffee is proud to present the Crown on the Road, a series of free events anticipating the opening of The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room.

We have teamed up with the Swiss Water® Coffee Taste Experience for a three day pop up inside this unique coffee without caffeine event.

Royal will take over the second floor for an elevated coffee experience, featuring coffee service, classes, cuppings and events.

During this hands-on session, attendees will learn to understand the ways coffee professionals taste and evaluate coffee. By developing a common sensory language, attendees will learn about common flavor characteristics inherent in different types of coffee. Flavor analysis will be linked to causes and effects throughout the coffee supply chain, including variety, roast, and processing methods.


Excited about this event? Check out all of our Crown on the Road Series here.

About the Presenters

Chris Kornman, Royal Coffee, Inc.:

Chris recently relocated to Oakland, California, to help develop an education and lab program for The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab and Tasting Room. Over the past decade he’s logged extensive travel through the coffee lands across East Africa and Brazil. His career includes experience as a cupper, roaster, educator, musician, and writer.

About Colleen King, Royal Coffee, Inc.:

Colleen has worked in coffee education and farmer justice in Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland and the Bay Area. Her work has been published and featured at International Food Studies Conferences and Life & Thyme Magazine. Her writing focuses on power dynamics of taste in post-colonial economies. She is passionate in partnering with innovative chefs to elevate coffee quality and service in restaurants. Colleen’s career experience includes wholesale, build out design, quality control, extraction and cupping. She recently joined Royal Coffee as a sales team associate and works with roasters of all shapes and sizes throughout the U.S.

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October 16, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Swiss Water® Coffee Taste Experience
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Venice, CA 90291 United States
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