Our friends over at Pulley Collective are hosting us for some exciting upcoming events!
Intro to Green Coffee Buying – Register here: $100
Then on Thursday, October 26 at 9am we’re bringing back our popular Introduction to Green Coffee Buying class. Highly recommended for folks new in the business or for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Supply Chain. Includes a cupping of recently arrived coffees and in-depth discussion revolving around Coffee Production, Supply Chain Logistics, The C Market, Exporting and Importing, INCOterms, and Green Coffee Sourcing Strategies and Skills.
Introductory & Advanced Coffee Sensory Exercises
November offers two opportunities for Coffee Sensory Training:
- Introductory Exercises on Thursday, November 16 at 9am includes guided tasting tour through parts of World Coffee Research’s Sensory Lexicon and the SCA Flavor Wheel, as well as an introduction to coffees representing important origins and processes. Register here – $50.
- Advanced Exercises on Friday, November 17 at 9am is a training session including tasting lessons designed to improve the skills of more experienced coffee tasters in a controlled but comfortable environment. We’ll triangulate, taste organic acids, and train to take the sweet/salty/sour sensory skills test together. Register here – $100.
If you’re looking for Roasting classes, don’t forget we’re enrolling for two sessions of Intro to Roasting at Bay Area CoRoasters.
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.
September 27 – 28 – PAST
- November 8 – 9 – Register here.
About the Instructors & Venues:
Jen Apodaca, Director of Roasting, Royal Coffee, Inc.:
Jen started roasting coffee in 2005 for McMenamins Inc. in Portland, Oregon. She has roasted coffee for Ecco Caffe, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, and Blue Bottle Coffee. She is now the Director of Roasting for The Crown; Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room. She has experience on several styles of roasting machines and is dedicated to the craft of making coffee more delicious. She serves on the SCAA’s Roaster’s Guild Executive Council, is a certified Q-Grader, is the Chair Emeritus of the Coffee Committee of the Good Food Awards and has been an international juror for the Cup of Excellence.
Chris Kornman, Education & Lab Manager, Royal Coffee, Inc.
Chris is a seasoned coffee quality specialist, avid writer and researcher, a member of the SCA’s Research Advisory Council, and the Lab & Education Manager at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room. His professional experience draws heavily on a decade of experience working at Intelligentsia under Geoff Watts as a QC manager, cupper, educator, green coffee buyer, and roaster, during which time Chris logged thousands of miles across the coffee lands in East Africa and Brazil. His passion for coffee and education has led him to speaking opportunities at Anacafé in Guatemala City, Roasters Guild Sensory Summit at UC Davis, as part of the Academic Agenda for the Café de Colombia Expo, and in front of noisy roasters and slurping coffee tasters across the United States. On weekends, Chris can be found helping at his partner’s Improv Theater in Oakland. He rides a 1986 Schwinn Prelude and plays banjo and trumpet.
Pulley makes it easy and affordable for small businesses and startups to roast their own quality coffee in a low cost & low risk way. Get access to equipment, resources, and knowledge usually limited to large roasting operations with history. A coffee workshop on neutral ground.
Bay Area CoRoasters
Bay Area CoRoasters provides the tools, training, and space needed to roast, package, and source coffee in a collaborative and community space. They are passionate about connecting the coffee community with the people, equipment, and resources they need to roast great coffee. Their diverse membership includes commercial roasters with established reputations, roasters dedicated to developing new brands in this changing coffee landscape, home roasters passionate about honing their skills, and coffee enthusiasts.