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Tasting the Coffee Flavor Wheel

Feb 6, 2020 03:00 PM (PST)

An interactive tasting of the Sensory Lexicon of coffee using reference samples from fruits, spices, candies and many others.
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Coffee Tasting: Southern Hemisphere Coffee

Feb 7, 2020 01:00 PM (PST)
Free, open to the public cupping (coffee industry standard sensory evaluation) of some of our favorite coffees grown South of the Equator like Colombia, Peru, Rwanda, and Burundi.

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First Friday Art Walk

Feb 4, 2020 04:00 PM (PST)

Please join us for this First Friday Art Walk featuring Demart Denaro, with a Special Sound Performance by Jared Warren
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Prep Rally: US Coffee Championships Run-Throughs

Feb 8, 2020 11:00 AM (PST)
Join this year’s Coffee Champs competitors as they run through their routines to prep for their big days in Orange County, California and Portland, Oregon! Watch their process and get a chance to taste their finely crafted and award-winning beverages.

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Intro to Customer Service

Feb 13, 2020 03:00 PM (PST)
Service in Specialty Coffee, in the literal meaning of serving others — customers, colleagues, and our community — should always be a priority. Together, we’ll go over the goals of good customer service and create a toolbox of techniques we can use to create an environment that is welcoming, hospitable, and safe for all.

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Coffee Tasting: Unique Coffees From Asia

Feb 14, 2020 01:00 PM (PST)

Join Barista Elise Becker this week for a tasting of unique coffees from Asia. Thailand, Nepal, Myanmar, India, and China will be featured on a table that explores “emerging” specialty coffees.

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Tercer Sábado Cata Latina

Feb 15, 2020 03:00 PM (PST)

¡Ven a catar café de especialidad con la comunidad latina! Empezaremos con una breve explicación de cómo catar y evaluar café. Ampliaremos nuestro vocabulario cafetero y entrenaremos nuestro paladar. Si nunca has catado, no te preocupes, este ejercicio es para explorar los sabores y expresiones del café en español.

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SCA Pathways: Intro to Coffee, Barista Foundation, and Barista Intermediate

Feb 17-21, 2020

The Crown is proud to offer SCA Pathways at our Premier Campus in the heart of Oakland! The SCA’s Coffee Skills Program consists of educational Modules including Introduction to Coffee, Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting, and Sensory Skills. Other than Introduction to Coffee, each module is taught at three levels: Foundation, Intermediate, and Professional.

This week-long course will offer Introduction to Coffee (Feb 17, $500), the Barista Skills Foundation Level (Feb 18, $500), and the Barista Skills Intermediate Level modules (Feb 19 – Feb 21, $1,300). You can register for individual classes, or sign up for all three for $2,000. Snacks & Lunch will be provided each day.

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Fee Fi Foam Fun: Latte Art Practice Run

Feb 20, 2020 04:00 PM (PST)
Come down to The Crown every Third Thursday for a fun, non-competitive latte art practice session. We’ll have pitchers, milk, and espresso machines set up and ready to go so that you can get your hearts stacking, your rosettas flowing, and your swans diving! Buy in is $5 at the door, and you’ll receive a raffle ticket for prizes from a variety of coffee gear sponsors. See you there!

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Q Arabica Cupping Essentials

Feb 26 – 28, 2020
The QCE is a new, 3-day course in the Q Program in which students learn the critical cupping skills needed to properly evaluate specialty coffee quality. Light breakfast and lunch are included in the cost. We’ve limited this class at 6 students to ensure the best learning experience.

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Donation Based Yoga With Kristen Law

Feb 29, 2020 9:30 AM (PST)

Start your weekend off right at The Crown with this donate-what-you-wish All Levels Vinyasa Yoga session led by Kristen Law.