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July 2019

The Coffee Buyers’ Cupping Table: Understanding Organic Coffees

July 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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Free

We hope to reserve this table for green coffee buyers. If you’re interested in general tastings, please check out our Public Tastings.  Understanding Organic Certified Coffees Join us for a cupping and discussion centered around organic farming practices led by Royal Coffee’s Certifications Specialist, Rosi Quinones. Since the 90’s, interest in Organic coffees has exploded, but there is still a lot of misinformation about what exactly it means to be certified organic. This critical certification goes well beyond simply avoiding…

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Public Tasting at The Crown

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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Free

This week: Hot vs. Cold The Crown’s Chris Kornman will lead this free event that’s all about brewing temperature. Let’s taste how the flavor of a coffee changes with the temperature of its brew water! Cold brew, flash iced, pour over, and immersion style; each brewing style has a dramatic impact on the tastes we experience. Join us for a public tasting, where you can stretch your sensory experience and try new and interesting flavors. While we’ll be focusing mostly…

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Brunch Pop Ups at The Crown: The Damel

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Brunch Pop Ups at The Crown: The Damel Join us on select Saturdays for brunch pop ups at The Crown What better way to spend a Saturday morning than with excellent food from an inspired local chef? Chef Oumar of The Damel brings his vision of giving his guests a culinary visit to West Africa and South America. Enjoy the atmosphere and gastronomy of Senegal in fusion with the flavorful cuisine of Brazil! In his long journey after culinary school,…

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Son Party!

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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Son Party! Roberto Borrell & Garry Johnson Present an Evening of Traditional and Contemporary Cuban Dance Music Admission is $10 at the door. Join two seasoned dance instructors (Roberto Borrell & Garry Johnson) for a short Son Cubano dance lesson at 6:30pm, followed by a fun and inclusive dance party from 7pm to 10pm. Ever wanted to learn Cuban dance from a professional? Come by for a lesson and have some fun with us! About the Instructors: Roberto Borrell: Thirty-five…

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Introduction to Espresso

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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$100.00

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…

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The Chain: A Conversation on the Supply Chain & a Guatemalan Cupping featuring Roasters from Across the Country

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
Free

The Chain: A Conversation on the Supply Chain & a Guatemalan Cupping featuring Roasters from Across the Country. Join us for an exploration of the coffee supply chain, from farm to importer, roaster to consumer, at The Crown, a collaborative event co-hosted by Royal Coffee and Tradecraft Outfitters. Roasters from across the country will bring selections of roasted coffee from our country of origin focus, Guatemala, to taste together. After a comparative (but non-competitive) cupping, we will host a conversation…

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Public Tasting at The Crown

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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Free

This week: Brew Ratios The Crown’s Chris Kornman will lead this free event that’s all about ratios of water to coffee. You don’t have to understand math to understand coffee, but surprisingly it can help! Join us for a free tasting of different ratios of coffee and water to experience the importance of brew ratios and understand what it means when a barista says they’re dialing in a coffee. Join us for a public tasting, where you can stretch your…

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Donation Based Yoga with Kristen Law Yoga

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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Donation

Donation Based Yoga with Kristen Law Yoga Start your weekend off right at The Crown with this donate-what-you-wish All Levels Vinyasa Yoga session led by Kristen Law.   100% of the proceeds will be donated to Grounds for Health, a global non-profit focused on reducing cervical cancer among women in coffee growing regions around the world.   Kristen has been practicing yoga since 2005 and is excited to offer this donate what you wish session to the community at The…

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Food Pop Ups at The Crown: 3 Bottled Fish

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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Food Pop Ups at The Crown: 3 Bottled Fish Join us on select Saturdays for brunch pop ups at The Crown What better way to spend a Saturday morning than with excellent food from an inspired local chef? 3 Bottled Fish is a family operation of three cousins – first generation Vietnamese women bringing the food of their family into communities all around the Bay. They want their diners to expect authentic food, true to form but with their own…

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Advanced Sensory Exercises

July 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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$150.00

Advanced Sensory Exercises is a training session including tasting lessons designed to improve the skills of coffee tasters. Together we’ll practice triangulations (coffee tasting where the evaluator must identify the one of three cups which is not like the other) and taste organic acids. The course will involve both interactive tastings and a brief overview of the relevance of certain acid types to coffee flavor, and some tricks and tips to help avoid common sensory pitfalls. We’ll also practice subtle…

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August 2019

Public Tasting at The Crown

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Free

This week: Coffees from Costa Rica Central American coffees are fresh this time of year! Join us for an exploration of a wide range of delicious coffees from Costa Rica, all recently landed at our warehouse in Oakland. Join us for a public tasting, where you can stretch your sensory experience and try new and interesting flavors. While we’ll be focusing mostly on coffee, our weekly tastings are here to help expand your palate and knowledge of flavor. Register here…

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Intro to Green Coffee Buying

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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$50.00

Intro to Green Coffee Buying Buying green coffee isn’t like going to the grocery store! Intro to Green Coffee Buying will provide students with an introduction to the global coffee trade and equip them to manage their purchasing decisions effectively. New to buying coffee? Looking to learn industry best practices? This is the course for you! The course is highly recommended for anyone, experienced or not, who is thinking about or currently buying green coffee. The class includes detailed discussion…

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