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Coffee Tasting: What is Honey Process?

Jan 3, 2020 01:00 PM (PST)

The first free, open-to-the-public coffee tasting of the new year, we’ll try some Honey process coffees.
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Intro to Coffee

Jan 11, 2020 02:00 PM (PST)
A beginner-level class for enthusiasts, we’ll demystify the origins of coffee and explore the supply chain from farmer to roaster. Includes tastings of a number of unique coffees from all over the world.

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Cata Latina

Jan 11, 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.
Come cup specialty coffee with the latin community! We will expand our coffee vocabulary and train our palates. If you’ve never cupped before, don’t worry – this is an exercise to explore the flavors and expressions of coffee in Spanish.

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Green Coffee Analysis: Theory and Application

Jan 16, 2020 09:30 AM (PST)
A deep dive into the analysis of green coffee, with both lecture and cuppings related to 3 major areas of green coffee quality: density, screen size, and moisture content / water activity.

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Fee Fi Foam Fun: Latte Art Practice Run

Jan 16, 2020 04:00 PM (PST)
Come down to The Crown every Third Thursday for a fun, non-competitive latte art practice session.

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Barista Office Hours

Jan 18, 2020 02:00 PM (PST)

Want to make better coffee at home? Come see us during Barista Office Hours and learn how to level up your coffee game. Join The Crown’s Tasting Room Manager, Alex Taylor for this interactive workshop and learn how to brew better at home.

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Coffee Technicians’ Guild: So You Want to Be a Tech?

Jan 23, 2020 04:00 PM (PST)
This lecture, hosted by the Coffee Technicans Guild, will go over some of the salient points from our first two events: Espresso Maintenance and Safety, Water, and Electricity. We’ll also take a deeper look at using a digital multimeter to troubleshoot problems, and talk about what it means to be an coffee tech in a rapidly growing field!

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Coffee Tasting: Cold Brew and Ice Cream Floats

Jan 24, 2020 01:00 PM (PST)
Join us to explore how coffee can change depending on its method of preparation. In this tasting, you’ll have a chance to cup a small selection of our Tasting Room coffees, experience them as cold brew beverages, and turn them into Cold Brew Ice Cream Floats.

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Cacao + Coffee: Crafting Commodities

Jan 24, 2020 04:00 PM (PST)
Join four local specialty cacao companies for a discussion on sourcing, tasting, and maintaining quality. Understand the issues that face both crops, from climate change to equitable trade. We’ll explore the similarities and differences between the Cacao and Coffee industries, and learn from one another as we talk through how they get from the farm to you.

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Water Composition and Coffee: Theory and Tasting

Jan 25, 2020 01:30 PM (PST)
A core class on water quality, involving a lecture on how to analyze, choose, and cuzomize your water options for coffee. The class concludes with a water tasting and large format cupping of multiple water formulas to display their impact on flavor.

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Calibrate Good Times! SCA Cupping Calibration

Jan 28, 2020 04:00 PM (PST)
Together, we’ll cup three 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.

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Coffee Extraction: Theory and Tasting

Jan 30, 2020 09:30 AM (PST)
Getting the most out of your coffee doesn’t necessarily mean extracting it all. This class will dissect total dissolved solids and will lead to a better understanding of the physical science behind coffee extraction, the variables at play, and how to manipulate them.

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Coffee Tasting: Brew Ratios

Jan 31, 2020 01:00 PM (PST)
You don’t have to understand math to understand coffee, but surprisingly it can help! Join us for a free tasting of different ratios of coffee and water to experience the importance of brew ratios and understand what it means when a barista says they’re dialing in a coffee.

Enveritas: Technology to Drive Transparency that Matters

Jan 31, 2020 04:00 PM (PST)

Enveritas is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 to overcome systemic barriers to end poverty among smallholder coffee growers. They have a mission to end global poverty in the coffee sector by 2030. Join Nick Kirby to learn more about Enveritas and their mission to find new, better, faster, and more ethical solutions to entrenched problems that affect the coffee producing world at The Crown!