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June 2019

Latte Art Class

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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$100.00

Latte Art Class Learn to steam milk and pour lattes and cappuccinos with The Crown’s Tasting Room Director, Sandra Elisa Loofbourow. In this class, you’ll pick up a few basics on milk and foam science, and then get hands-on experience learning proper steaming techniques and practice pouring art into espresso! This is an introductory level class, enthusiasts are encouraged to attend, as are entry-level professionals looking to improve their skills.     Visiting the Crown We cannot wait to host…

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Public Tasting at The Crown

June 20 @ 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: Flavors of Ethiopia Fresh arrivals from the birthplace of arabica coffee, Ethiopia, are beginning to land. We'll taste a few new crop selections from coffee's genetic and cultural homeland to celebrate the fresh harvest. 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 to guarantee…

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Public Tasting at The Crown

June 27 @ 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: The Flavor of Decaf The Crown’s Ruthie Knudsen will lead this session that’s all about decaf. We’ll taste various decaffeination methods, and you’ll get to taste a coffee before and after the decaffeination process. You’ll learn all about decaf at this tasting, but fair warning: You might not get wired! 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…

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Specialty Coffee Job Fair

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Free

Specialty Coffee Job Fair Looking for your next move in the specialty coffee industry? Join us at The Crown on June 28th from 10 a.m to 2 p.m to meet with some of the Bay Area’s premier coffee companies at our first specialty coffee job fair. We’ve teamed up with Andytown Coffee Roasters, Blue Bottle Coffee, Equator Coffees, Highwire Coffee Roasters, and Red Bay Coffee (more companies announced soon) to give coffee professionals the opportunity to connect with hiring managers…

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Donation Based Yoga with Kristen Law Yoga

June 29 @ 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 Crown. Our…

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July 2019

Advanced Roasting: 2-Day Course

July 9 @ 9:30 am - July 10 @ 12:30 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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$650.00

This course takes place over two consecutive days: Tuesday, July 9th, 9:30am – 4:30pm (lunch provided) Wednesday, July 10th, 9:30am – 12:30pm   Advanced Roasting:  Advanced Roasting at The Crown is a course that allows the experienced roaster to gain further confidence in the roast process by exploring the theory behind acid development in the roaster. Over 1 1/2 days, you will explore how to consider stages of the roast process and manipulation of their ratios to fully express the…

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Public Tasting at The Crown

July 11 @ 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: Alternative Milk The Crown’s Elise Becker will lead this free event that’s all about alternative milk. We’ll explore the flavor possibilities available in different alternative milks. With and without coffee, including almond milk, oat milk, and more! 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…

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Understanding Extraction: Cannabis + Coffee

July 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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Free
cannabis

Join Us for this Panel Discussion Made Especially for the Cannabis and Coffee Curious July 12th, 2019  |   4pm – 6pm Learn about how these green entrepreneurs get from raw material to finished product!   How do the cannabis and coffee supply chains work? Learn more, and hear about some interesting new developments in the cannabis and coffee industries. We are amidst what has been termed the 'Green Rush.' Everyone wants to get involved, and the coffee industry was one…

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Introduction to Brewing Coffee

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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$75.00

Introduction to Brewing Coffee Learn the basics of brewing coffee in this course at The Crown! Get hands-on experience brewing coffees from our menu, and use our brew devices to make the best of your chosen coffee. Not getting what you want out of your coffee at home? This class is a great primer for the coffee lover who wants to take that extra step towards brewing their own tasty beverage.   About the Instructor Evan Gilman, Creative Director, Royal…

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The Coffee Buyers’ Cupping Table: 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.  Learn all about Organic Certified coffees at The Crown. How does one obtain and maintain Organic certification? It goes beyond simply avoiding synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Taste coffees from multiple origins and experience the high standards of quality possible with organic farming practices. Join us for a cupping and discussion centered around Organic certified coffees, led by Royal…

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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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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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