Royal Coffee is proud to announce Crown on the Road featuring two educational seminars at Aspect Coffee Collective, Portland, Oregon  We are so thankful to Aspect Coffee Collective to open it’s doors and extend an invitation to us and the Oregon coffee community.

Join us on Friday December 9th 2016 for these two courses while we anticipate the opening of The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting RoomThese courses are a must take for production roasters, home roasters, green coffee buyers & aspiring coffee professionals.

Looking for Coffee Courses outside of Portland? Stay tuned…

Green Coffee Analytics with Chris Kornman
Density, Screen Size & Water Activity: Theory & Application for Roasters & Buyers 2pm – 4pm · $150
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This class lays the groundwork for thorough understanding of green coffee quality, and is a must for roasters and green buyers. Course work will move beyond simple analyses methods to highlight specifics of how a coffee’s physical quality affects global trade, roasting methods, and flavors. After this class, you will…

  1. Be able to implement green coffee analysis methods in your place of work
  2. Understand the relationship of green quality to global trade to make better decisions
  3. Utilize green quality to your benefit to make informed choices during roasting

Roasting Styles & Impact on Flavor with Jen Apodaca
A Roasting Workshop: 4pm – 6pm · $300

Looking to add some skills to your roasting tool kit? Here, you’ll learn three distinct roasting theories. We will demonstrate how to apply them in a drum roaster and evaluate their success on the cupping table with several coffees of varied origin, density, screen size, and moisture content. Students will be introduced to the following roasting theories:

  1. Keeping the Rate of Rise in Constant Descent – Scott Rao
  2. Elongating the Maillard Reactions for Body – Rob Hoos
  3. Resting after First Crack – the “S” Curve technique by Ed Leebrick

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About the Instructors

Chris Kornman, Education & Lab Manager, Royal Coffee, Inc.:

Chris recently relocated to Oakland, California, to help develop an education and lab program for The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab and Tasting Room. Over the past decade he’s logged extensive travel through the coffee lands across East Africa and Brazil. His career includes experience as a cupper, roaster, educator, musician, and writer.

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.