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March 2019

Public Tasting at The Crown

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Free

This week: Southern Hemisphere Cupping Evaluate coffee quality like a pro and take advantage of the opportunity to taste some prime selections from coffee’s Southern Hemisphere growing regions. Join us for a taste of the fresh crop from south of the equator! 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…

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Throwdown at The Crown

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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Throwdown at The Crown The BACC's first latte art throwdown of 2019 (and The Crown's first throwdown ever) is taking place on March 29th! Get ready for some fancy action: La Marzocco is letting us throw down on their newest KB90 machine. This year amazing lineup of sponsors include Baratza, Fellow, Good Mylk, Fort Point and Underwood. Registration begins at 6:30pm, and first pour is at 7pm prompt, so make sure to get your name down ASAP with your $10…

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April 2019

Advanced Roasting – 2-Day Course

April 3 @ 9:00 am - April 4 @ 12:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

This course takes place over two consecutive days Wednesday, April 3rd, 9am – 4pm (lunch provided) Thursday, April 4th, 9am – 12pm The Crown’s Advanced Roasting 2-day course offers an array of tools to equip roasters to dramatically improve their coffee skills. The first day we will use green coffee analytics as a foundation for understanding the raw materials, students will learn the basics of why density, screen size, and moisture play an important role in the way a coffee develops in…

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Public Tasting at The Crown

April 4 @ 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: Roasting Concepts Learn more about what’s happening behind the scenes when your coffee is roasted! In this public tasting led by our Director of Roasting, you’ll be able to taste coffees roasted intentionally to bring out different flavor attributes. Using coffees from the previous day’s Advanced Roasting seminar, we will show how different roasting approaches affect the flavor of coffee. Join us for a public tasting, where you can stretch your sensory experience and try new and interesting…

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First Friday Art Walk featuring Tara Tucker

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 946121 United States
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Free

Please join us for the inaugural First Friday Art Walk event at The Crown April 5th, 2019  |   6pm – 8pm Tara Tucker We’re honored to have the work of Tara Tucker in our space, and love the way her naturalistic depictions set off the space. Represented by Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, Tucker received her M.F.A. in sculpture from The California College of Arts & Crafts in 1994, and has been an art instructor at Creative Growth for…

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Public Tasting at The Crown

April 11 @ 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: Brewing Concepts Get a read on your coffee brewing before the water touches the grounds, and make a better cup of coffee anywhere you go. This week, we take a look at some of the fundamental aspects of coffee brewing that can change the way your coffee extracts! 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…

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The Coffee Buyers’ Cupping Table: Los Volcanes Coffee of Guatemala

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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 Thursday Cuppings.  Join us for a cupping featuring fresh Guatemalan coffee from Los Volcanes Coffee. In partnership with Royal Coffee, Los Volcanes presents freshly available Guatemalan offerings, and rare, high altitude coffees that are just now starting to be harvested. Be the first to cup these coffees right here in the Bay Area, at The Crown!   About Los Volcanes Coffee:…

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Intro to Green Coffee Buying

April 17 @ 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 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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Fresh Ethiopian Selections from BnT

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting RoomMUL, 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 Thursday Cuppings.  Join us to cup samples we love from our supplier Teddy Yilak and his company BNT. In partnership with Royal Coffee, BnT presents freshly available Ethiopian offerings. Be the first to cup these coffees right here in the Bay Area, at The Crown! Teddy will be on hand to speak briefly about the origin of his coffee and answer…

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Public Tasting at The Crown

April 18 @ 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: Crown Jewel Selections Taste current selections from our menu in a side-by-side cupping, and preview soon-to-be-released highlights with the professionals who helped select and roast the coffees! 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! Visiting…

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Fresh Ethiopian Selections from METAD

April 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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We hope to reserve this table for green coffee buyers. If you’re interested in general tastings, please check out our Thursday Cuppings.  Join us to cup samples we love from our supplier Aman Adinew and his company METAD Agricultural Development PLC. In partnership with Royal Coffee, METAD presents freshly available Ethiopian offerings. Be the first to cup these coffees right here in the Bay Area, at The Crown! Aman will be on hand to speak briefly about the origin of his…

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The Coffee Buyers’ Cupping Table: Beneficio Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras)

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, 2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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We hope to reserve this table for green coffee buyers. If you’re interested in general tastings, please check out our Thursday Cuppings.  Join us for a cupping featuring Beneficio Santa Rosa, Honduras. Learn more about their current offerings and supply chain in this informative cupping with Jean Jarquin. Jean Jarquin of Beneficio Santa Rosa Honduras for a cupping of a new crop coffees from Honduras. Taste through 6-8 coffees and get to know how Beneficio Santa Rosa handles coffee in…

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