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September 2019

Calibrate Good Times! SCA Cupping Calibration

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Free
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Calibrate Good Times! SCA Cupping Calibration Come by The Crown for our friendly monthly calibration round! Together, we’ll cup six 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 apply scented…

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Coffee Technicians Guild Espresso Maintenance Lecture

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Coffee Technicians Guild Espresso Maintenance Lecture This lecture, hosted by the Coffee Technicans Guild, is for baristas looking to learn more about espresso machines, grinders, and when to contact a technician. Want to know more about the machine you work on every day? This lecture is a great place to begin learning about the tools of the trade, best practices for troubleshooting, and how to keep your machines in tip-top shape. Our session will go from 4pm to 6:30pm. This…

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Cup Taster Calibration and the Coffee Quality Control Department

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$100.00

Cup Taster Calibration and the Coffee Quality Control Department   Coffee Cup Taster Calibration is a course designed for Coffee Quality Analysts, that is, Cuppers. The class will focus on exercises and training to achieve group agreement on a given standard when evaluating the sensory quality of coffee. Concepts ranging from cupper preparedness, tasting form familiarity, tasting revealed vs blind samples, and strategies for implementation will be covered. Exercises will be hands-on and involve lots of coffee tasting, so come…

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Public Tasting at The Crown

September 27 @ 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: Wild & Fruity! Coffee, dried right in the fruit. Some call it natural. Others call it dry process. In any case, it’s one of the most divisive preparation methods, and flavors can range from clean watermelon to boozy strawberry. Let’s try them all! 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…

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Donation Based Yoga with Kristen Law Yoga

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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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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Brunch at The Crown: 鳥万 Tori Man

September 28 @ 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 at The Crown: 鳥万 Tori Man Join us on select Saturdays for brunch at The Crown What better way to spend a Saturday morning than with excellent food from an inspired local chef? 鳥万 Tori Man brings Japanese Brunch to The Crown, with classic and innovative recipes inspired by Izakaya fare. A mainstay in the courtyard at Rintaro Izakaya, 鳥万 Tori Man will be serving some delicious snacks for everyone! Signups are free, and you can donate to Grounds…

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October 2019

Creating a Roast Profile

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$50.00

Creating a Roast Profile This class builds on students’ foundational knowledge of the roast process. During this hour, we will be discussing and tasting coffees roasted to explore how changes to the individual elements of the roast profile result in changes to the cup profile. We will discuss the three roast stages and how to manipulate them in order to better understand how to tweak your roast profiles or create new ones.   About the Instructor: Candice Madison Director of…

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Public Tasting at The Crown

October 4 @ 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: Pairing Coffee with..? At this free public tasting, we will explore pairing coffee with various foods. Let’s taste how coffee interacts with food, and what pairings work best! 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 your spot, and come on through!…

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Milk + Coffee: A Conversation

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Free

Join the founders of Straus Family Creamery and Royal Coffee for a conversation on agriculture, sustainability, and the confluence of our industries. Milk and coffee are go-to favorites in our daily lives. The farmers of these daily staples have a lot more in common than you might think; from sourcing and production challenges to market pricing. Are you interested in learning more about the future of agriculture, good land stewardship, and the sustainability of your latte? Join us for a…

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Coffee Technicians Guild: Safety, Water, and Electricity

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Free
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Coffee Technicians Guild: Safety, Water, and Electricity This lecture, hosted by the Coffee Technicans Guild, consists of three modules on some of the most important aspects of working on the machines behind your bar, in order. Safety first. You'll also learn about how to handle the water in your machine, and how to deal with electrical issues. This lecture is a great place to begin learning about the tools of the trade, best practices for troubleshooting, and how to keep…

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Brunch at The Crown: The Damel

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Free
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Brunch at The Crown: The Damel Join us on select Saturdays for brunch 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, Oumar has lead many…

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Q Arabica Combo Training and Exam Course

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 12 @ 5:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$150.00 - $2,000.00

Q Arabica Combo Training and Exam Course at The Crown Join us for a Q Arabica Combo Training and Exam at The Crown, an SCA Premier Campus located in the midst of Oakland’s vibrant coffee scene. Taught by Candice Madison, this course will make you into a highly trained and calibrated coffee taster. About the Q Arabica Combo Training and Exam Upon completion of the course, and with passing grades, the students may receive a Q Grader certificate, valid for…

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