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February 2020

SCA Pathways: Intro to Coffee, Barista Foundation, & Barista Intermediate

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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SCA Pathways: Intro to Coffee, Barista Foundation, & Barista Intermediate The Crown is proud to offer SCA Pathways at our Premier Campus in the heart of Oakland! The SCA’s Coffee Skills Program consists of educational Modules including Introduction to Coffee, Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting, and Sensory Skills. Other than Introduction to Coffee, each module is taught at three levels: Foundation, Intermediate, and Professional. This week-long course will offer Introduction to Coffee (Feb 17, $500), the Barista Skills Foundation…

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Fee Fi Foam Fun: Latte Art Practice Run

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Drop by The Crown for a non-competitive latte art practice session every Third Thursday! Fee Fi Foam Fun: Latte Art Practice Run 4pm - 6pm Come down to The Crown every Third Thursday for a fun, non-competitive latte art practice session. We’ll have pitchers, milk, and espresso machines set up and ready to go so that you can get your hearts stacking, your rosettas flowing, and your swans diving! Buy in is $5 at the door, and you’ll receive a…

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Calibrate Good Times! SCA Cupping Calibration

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Come by The Crown for our friendly monthly calibration round! Join us: Calibrate Good Times! 4pm - 5pm Together, we’ll cup three coffees using the SCA standard cupping form. Afterwards, we’ll put our scores up on the board and calibrate! This is a great exercise to perform with people outside your normal cupping group. This will be a formal cupping session, so be prepared to follow SCA Cupping Protocol. Please observe the following etiquette at this cupping: Please do not…

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Q Arabica Cupping Essentials

February 26 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Q Arabica Cupping Essentials Q Arabica Cupping Essentials February 26th - February 28th 8am - 5pm About the QCE Course The QCE is a new, 3-day course in the Q Program in which students learn the critical cupping skills needed to properly evaluate specialty coffee quality. Light breakfast and lunch are included in the cost. We’ve limited this class at 6 students to ensure the best learning experience. Who Should Attend The QCE course is designed to be taken by…

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Donation Based Yoga with Kristen Law

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Start your weekend off right at The Crown with this donate-what-you-wish All Levels Vinyasa Yoga session led by Kristen Law. Join us: Donation Based Yoga with Kristen Law Yoga 9:30am - 10:30am 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…

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March 2020

Identifying Defects in Coffee

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Green Coffee Analysis - Theory & Application Identifying Defects in Coffee 9:30am - 12pm Learn to grade coffee in this class focused on identifying both visual and taste flaws in the green beans. This class will cover both physical defects in green coffee and primary sensory defects. (Yep, we’ll be tasting them!) Green coffee defect identification includes familiarity with beans damaged by insects, fungi, processing errors, and myriad other factors. You’ll get the chance to sort with our professional team…

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Intro to Green Coffee Buying

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Intro to Green Coffee Buying Join us: Intro to Green Coffee Buying 10am - 12pm 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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Intro to Cupping and the SCA Cupping Form

March 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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‏‏‎ Intro to Cupping is a course designed for coffee enthusiasts and professionals with some tasting experience who are ready to take their cupping skills to the next level.This course gives a detailed guide for setting up and executing a great cupping in a professional environment, with thorough discussion and dedicated practice scoring coffees on the SCA cupping form.While every coffee lab evaluates coffees their own way, there are also a set of standards that help professionals taste and communicate effectively…

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Second Saturday Barista Office Hours

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Want to make better coffee at home? Come see us during Barista Office Hours and learn how to level up your coffee game. Barista Office Hours 2pm - 4pm Join The Crown’s Tasting Room Manager, Alex Taylor for this interactive workshop and learn how to brew better at home. We’ll have several common coffee brewers on hand for you to try, like the Chemex, V60, Stagg X, and more. You’re welcome to enjoy our tools and coffee, or, if you’re…

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Introduction to Small-Batch Roasting

March 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join us for an introduction to roasting concepts and the operation of a small batch drum roaster. Introduction to Roasting Wednesday, March 18th 8:30am – 5:30pm Whether you are new to roasting or have never roasted before, and are a hobbyist or professional, Introduction to Roasting is the perfect course for you. This one day, intimate class-size, comprehensive and fundamental course will instruct learners on the theory of how to develop and execute basic roasting techniques. Learners will practice these…

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Fee Fi Foam Fun: Latte Art Practice Run

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Drop by The Crown for a non-competitive latte art practice session every Third Thursday! Fee Fi Foam Fun: Latte Art Practice Run 4pm - 6pm Come down to The Crown every Third Thursday for a fun, non-competitive latte art practice session. We’ll have pitchers, milk, and espresso machines set up and ready to go so that you can get your hearts stacking, your rosettas flowing, and your swans diving! Buy in is $5 at the door, and you’ll receive a…

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Tercer Sábado Cata Latina

March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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¡Ven a catar café de especialidad con la comunidad latina! Tercer Sábado Cata Latina 3pm - 4pm ¡Ven a catar café de especialidad con la comunidad latina! Empezaremos con una breve explicación de cómo catar y evaluar café. Ampliaremos nuestro vocabulario cafetero y entrenaremos nuestro paladar. Si nunca has catado, no te preocupes, este ejercicio es para explorar los sabores y expresiones del café en español. Cataremos tres cafés usando el formulario del SCA, y luego tendremos una discusión sobre…

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