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August 2017

Catracha Coffee Project: Sixth Anniversary Cupping

August 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Pulley Collective, 2451 Peralta St., Oakland
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Fresh Catracha Coffee Project coffees have arrived from Honduras! Join us as we taste and learn more about this amazing coffee. Curious about the Catracha Coffee Project? For more information about Catracha Coffee, please visit www.catrachacoffee.com and read all about Royal Coffee's commitment to this inspiring group here. RSVP via Eventbrite or info@royalcoffee.com    Graciously Hosted By

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Intro to Roasting at Bay Area CoRoasters, 2 Day Course: $650

August 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
CoRo – Bay Area CoRoasters, 2322 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States

Intro to Coffee Roasting offers a comprehensive introduction to the craft of roasting. Over the course of two days, students will be exposed to crucial concepts that will shape their experience and provide the tools to practice both sample and production roasting safely and successfully. The class includes multiple tastings of the work performed as well as plenty of hands-on roasting time. This course takes place over 2 days  - Thursday, August 3rd, 9am - 2pm - Friday, August 4th, 9am -…

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September 2017

Intro to Roasting at Bay Area CoRoasters, 2 Day Course: $650

September 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
CoRo – Bay Area CoRoasters, 2322 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States

Intro to Coffee Roasting offers a comprehensive introduction to the craft of roasting. Over the course of two days, students will be exposed to crucial concepts that will shape their experience and provide the tools to practice both sample and production roasting safely and successfully. The class includes multiple tastings of the work performed as well as plenty of hands-on roasting time. This course takes place over 2 days  - Wednesday, September 27, 9am - 2pm - Thursday, September 28, 9am -…

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Mejor de Nariño Tasting: FREE

September 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royal Coffee Office, 3306 Powell Street
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
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RSVP via Eventbrite  This week on the cupping table, Royal is whittling down 40 single farm Nariño coffees that our friends from Inconexus originally selected from over 200 submissions. On Friday 9/29, we will be brewing the top 8-10 coffees for customers to taste in a pour-over service. Buyers will be able to reserve any lots they love during the tasting. Join us at 3306 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA at 2pm on September 29th, 2017 to taste these amazing lots!…

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October 2017

Research Presentation – Coffee Roasting, Water Activity & the Maillard Reaction: $20

October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pulley Collective, 2451 Peralta St., Oakland
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Register Here This event is a followup to "Managing Maillard Reactions and Wrangling Water Activity," originally presented at Roaster's Guild Retreat in August, 2017. What is water activity, and what does it have to do with coffee? Much of the emphasis on this important measurement has focused on product safety and shelf stability, but there is evidence it can affect roasting, specifically sugar browning during a roast's Maillard reactions as well. The lecture will focus on deepening an understanding of…

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Introduction to Green Coffee Buying at Pulley Collective: $100

October 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pulley Collective, 2451 Peralta St., Oakland
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Register Here 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 a formal coffee tasting and an…

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November 2017

Intro to Roasting at Bay Area CoRoasters, 2 Day Course: $650

November 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
CoRo – Bay Area CoRoasters, 2322 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States

Intro to Coffee Roasting offers a comprehensive introduction to the craft of roasting. Over the course of two days, students will be exposed to crucial concepts that will shape their experience and provide the tools to practice both sample and production roasting safely and successfully. The class includes multiple tastings of the work performed as well as plenty of hands-on roasting time. This course takes place over 2 days  - Wednesday, November 8, 9am - 2pm - Thursday, November 9, 9am -…

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Introductory Coffee Sensory Exercises: $50

November 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pulley Collective, 2451 Peralta St., Oakland
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Register Here Introductory Sensory Exercises is a course designed for coffee tasters and enthusiasts looking to understand the basic principles behind sensory evaluation, especially as they relate to coffee. The course includes a guided tasting through parts of World Coffee Research's Sensory Lexicon and the new SCA Flavor Wheel, as well as an introduction to coffees representing important origins and processes. Students will also gain exposure to the industry's standard practice of formal sensory evaluation of coffee, an event called…

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Advanced Roasting, 2 Day Course: $650

November 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
CoRo – Bay Area CoRoasters, 2322 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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Register Here This course takes place over 2 consecutive days Wednesday, November 29th, 9am - 4pm (lunch provided) Thursday, November 30th, 9am - 12pm The Crown's Advanced Roasting 2-day course offers an array of tools to equip roasters to dramatically improve their coffee skills. Using 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 the…

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December 2017

Advanced Coffee Sensory Exercises: $100

December 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bay Area Co-Roasters (Co-Ro), 2322 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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Register Here Advanced Sensory Exercises is a training session including tasting lessons designed to improve the skills of more experienced coffee tasters in a controlled but comfortable environment Together we’ll practice triangulations (coffee tasting where the evaluator must identify the one of three cups which is not like the other) and taste organic acids both in isolation and added to coffees. The course will involve both interactive tastings and a brief overview of the relevance of certain acid types to…

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January 2018

Cacao + Coffee Roasting Summit: SOLD OUT

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pulley Collective, 2451 Peralta St., Oakland
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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On Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 3-7:30pm, at Pulley Collective in Oakland, California, join cacao-chocolate and coffee professionals for a summit based around roasting knowledge exchange. Together, we will taste cacao, chocolate, and coffee samples with a focus on flavor changes caused by roasting, and discuss in detail the significance of raw material composition and heat application techniques during the roasting process. Featuring instructors Jen Apodaca, Royal Coffee; Adam Dick, Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate; Carla D. Martin, FCCI; Josh Rosen, Charm School Chocolate;…

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January Cupping at Bay Area CoRo: FREE

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bay Area Co-Roasters (CoRo), 2322 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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Join Royal Coffee, Inc. for a cupping of some fresh crop arrivals from Burundi, Mejor de Nariño coffees from Colombia & Rwanda. Water will be poured at 10:15am. Click Here to RSVP Graciously Hosted By  

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