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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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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…

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July 2019

Hands On Curtis Workshop

July 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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Curtis batch brewers

Master Your Curtis Brewer Want to learn how to work on your Curtis batch brewer like a pro? Join the Curtis team for a hands on workshop at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room. This workshop will cover: Electrical Ins and Outs of the Machine Plumbing and Water Filtration   About the Instructors Akaash Saini and Amir Hashemi Akaash Saini Prior to joing Wilbur Curtis as their Northern California Rep, Akaash learned about the inner workings of the…

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The Coffee Buyers’ Cupping Table: The Catracha Project

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
Free

We hope to reserve this table for green coffee buyers. If you’re interested in general tastings, please check out our Public Tastings.  Join us to cup preship samples from The Catracha Project, Mayra Orellana-Powell’s community in Santa Elena. Hosted by Laurel Wirth, Coffee Trader and Lead Buyer for the Catracha Project at Royal Coffee. The relationship between Royal Coffee and Catracha Coffee Company has flourished for many years. Mayra and her husband Lowell have pioneered an incredible community and quality-focused…

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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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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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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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Food Pop Ups at The Crown: The Damel

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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Free

Food 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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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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