It’s already halfway through May! We’ve switched our hours at the Crown to Tuesday-Saturday, but there’s plenty more of the same when it comes to great coffee and events. Here are a few things we’re really excited about for the month of June:

Water Composition & Coffee: Theory & Tasting

June 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This is an opportunity for your inner chemistry-nerd to geek out on coffee! Lean about customizing your water for coffee, and taste different minerals in water and their effect on brewing. $150, geared towards coffee professionals and enthusiasts. Register here.

The Coffee Buyers’ Cupping Table: Focus on Kenya

June 7 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Taste newly landed arrivals from Kenya with Royal Coffee Trader Caitlin McCarthy-Garcia. This is a purchasing-focused cupping. Registration is free and intended for coffee professionals who contribute to purchasing decisions Register here.

First Friday Art Walk featuring Michael Ryan

June 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a free event to celebrate the creative work of our new quarterly artist, Michael Ryan. Ryan’s process involved a mash-up of traditional oil painting techniques with printmaking strategies in an attempt to mesh the mechanical with the brushstrokes of human touch. Register here.

Intermediate Roasting

June 11-12

An investigation of the chemical and physical changes that take place in the roaster, this class will investigate roast defects and improve the operator’s ability to profile roasts and confidently operate a production machine. Led by The Crown’s Director of Roasting Candice Madison. This class is intended for professionals seeking skill-building in roasting and for students who already posses a grasp of roasting fundamentals. Registration is limited to just 6 attendees and is $650 – sign up here.

The Coffee Buyers’ Cupping Table: Single Farmer Ethiopian Coffees

June 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us to cup incoming dry processed (natural) single-farmer lots from Ethiopia, led by Royal Coffee CEO & Lead Ethiopia Buyer Max Nicholas-Fulmer. Registration is free and intended for coffee professionals who contribute to purchasing decisions. Register here.


Latte Art Class

June 19 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Learn to steam milk and pour lattes and cappuccinos with The Crown’s Tasting Room Director Sandra Elisa Loofbourow. A little theory and a lot of practice are in the works for this class. $100 for enthusiasts and entry-level professionals. Register here.

Job Fair

June 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We’ve teamed up with Andytown, Blue Bottle, Equator, and Red Bay, and more to give coffee professionals the chance to connect with hiring managers and learn about employment opportunities. The Bay Area Coffee Community (BACC) will also host a panel discussion. Free and open to the public. Register here.