Identifying Defects in Coffee

March 5, 2020 09:30 AM (PST)

Learn to grade coffee in this class focused on identifying both visual and taste flaws in the green beans. This class will cover both physical defects in green coffee and primary sensory defects. (Yep, we’ll be tasting them!)


Coffee Tasting: Brew Ratios

March 6, 2020 01:00 PM (PST)
Free, open to the public tasting exploring the math of coffee brewing.


The Crown’s 1st Birthday!

March 7, 2020 All Day

Join us for FREE coffee all day, with a cake cutting and raffle drawing at 1pm. Buy raffle tickets to win prizes from local collaborators.


Intro to Cupping and the SCA Cupping Form

March 12, 2020 09:30 AM (PST)
This course gives a detailed guide for setting up and executing a great cupping in a professional environment, with thorough discussion and dedicated practice scoring coffees on the SCA cupping form.


Lil’ Latte Lessons

March 12, 2020 04:00 PM (PST)
This 1-hour class will help you learn the basics of steaming and pouring milk for lattes, cappuccinos, and other milk drinks. Intended for beginners and enthusiasts, the class is brief and will include a short instructional session prior to a good amount of hands-on practice. The class size is limited to just 6 students, so you’ll have easy access to answers for your questions and individual help with technique.


Second Saturday Barista Office Hours

March 14, 2020 02:00 PM (PST)

Join The Crown’s Tasting Room Manager, Alex Taylor for this interactive workshop and learn how to brew better at home.

Introduction to Small-Batch Roasting

March 18, 2020 08:30 AM (PST)

Join us for an introduction to roasting concepts and the operation of a small batch drum roaster.



Fee Fi Foam Fun: Latte Art Practice Run

March 19, 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!



Tercer Sábado Cata Latina

March 21, 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.


Understanding Coffee Fermentation and Processing

March 26, 2020 09:30AM (PST)

This class will feature tastings of dry and wet fermented coffees, and will help disambiguate washed, honey, semi-washed, pulped natural, natural, and wet-hulled processing methods. We’ll take a look at what exactly is happening during a coffee’s fermentation, and how this affects final flavor. Lastly, we’ll explore innovations in processing including Anaerobic and Carbonic Maceration. The class involves an interactive lecture and an in-depth cupping of the processing styles discussed.

What’s Brewing?

March 31, 2020 4:00 PM (PST)

Brewing coffee and brewing beer – these two different practices share a more than just a verb. They’ve changed our social landscape, and the enthusiasm around craft brewing and specialty coffee has changed the way people think about food and beverage altogether.Join us for a discussion highlighting these wonderful beverages, what goes into their production, and even how coffee and beer play together in the brewing process. Learn more from an incredible panel of beer industry professionals who have worked closely with coffee, and join us for an afterparty just down the street at Drake’s Dealership where you can taste some of their work!


Calibrate Good Times! SCA Cupping Calibration

March 31, 2020 4:00 PM (PST)

Come by The Crown for our friendly monthly calibration round! Together, we’ll cup three coffees using the SCA standard cupping form. Afterwards, we’ll put our scores up on the board and calibrate!