This 2-day class offers an array of tools to equip roasters to dramatically improve their coffee skills. Using green coffee analytics as a foundation for understanding the raw material, you'll learn the basics of why density, screen size, and moisture play an important role in the way coffee develops in the roaster.
Max Bretzke, owner of Land and Water Coffee, will lead a cupping of the same coffee roasted 4 different ways on our Probat 5K roaster. He'll walk us through each unique roast profile while we cup and compare the results. Learn how roast profiles impact cup flavor. Enhance your roasting knowledge and experience.
This class offers a comprehensive introduction to the craft of roasting. Over the course of two days students will be exposed to crucial roasting concepts and provided the tools to practice roasting safely and successfully. Class includes multiple tastings and hands-on roasting time. Co-taught by Jen Apodaca and Chris Kornman.
Join CoRo's in-house roasting expert, Izzy Fraire, behind the Probat 5 Kilo roaster with 24 pounds of 3 awesome green coffees. Roast 'em up in three batches. Then package the roast in beautiful 12 oz bags with customizable labels, and walk out with 25 bags of personally roasted, amazing single-origin coffees to give as gifts. Cost $420 ($16.80/bag)
Saturdays, Nov 11, 18, 25 & Dec 2, 9, 16
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Back by popular demand -- We’ll cup Swiss Water Decaf samples of the same coffees before and after processing. This side-by-side comparison is a great opportunity to open minds and get us rethinking about the possibilities of serving exceptional coffee without caffeine.
Come join us as we dive deep into the platform with our Masterclass! Taylor will be sharing details on new updates, what’s coming in the future, and answering your questions about the current platform. Some key points we'll cover: Installation and setup, Inventory management, Coffee sourcing, Production management, Roasting, Achieving administrative and communication goals, Roast and Cup Consistency and the importance of tracking both, and more! Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop if they have one, but it is not necessary to attend the class. The lecture will be displayed on a TV screen for everyone to follow along.
CoRo will be hosting an Intro to Roasting Class lead by Jen Apodaca & Chris Kornman of Royal Coffee, Inc! This 2 day course will offer a comprehensive introduction to the craft of coffee roasting. 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.
This is a 2 Day Class: (8/3: 9AM-2PM & 8/4 9AM-12PM)
Max Bretzke, long-time roaster and owner of Land and Water Coffee, will be roasting the Las Piedras Guatemalan Huehuetenango four different ways on our Loring Falcon 15K roaster. Come cup and compare the results. We'll discuss how each profile impacts cup flavor. This unique event is sponsored by Blake Trafton (COO of Onyx Coffee Importers), who imported and will be donating the coffee. Blake will join Max and all of us from Seattle!
Join us for this unique opportunity to taste a new lineup of delicious African coffees with Brian Speckman and Scott MacBride from InterAmerican Coffee Importers! The cupping begins at 10:00AM, all coffees presented will be available for purchase and are located at the Annex.
Join us from 10-11AM for one of our production cuppings! Come taste a variety of coffees roasted by our members and other Bay Area roasters. Coffee enthusiasts and industry professionals are welcome to bring a sample of a coffee to share with the group!
Named after their flagship farm in the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica, Hacienda La Minita brings you some of the world’s finest green coffees direct from origin. Their vertical integration and ownership of farms and mills allows them to deliver consistent quality and taste to their roaster partners. Come out and cup their coffees with us!
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Jen will cover various roasting styles on CoRo's 15K Loring. Perfect for experienced roasters looking for tools to further enhance their roasting style. Cost $350.
Prietto Estate Coffee is a small coffee importer that brings in estate coffee from El Salvador. Come cup with us and sample their coffees, along with other coffees from a multitude of other roasters. See you then!
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Chris Kornman, Royal Coffee's Education & Lab Manager and Jen Apodaca, Royal Coffee’s Director of Roasting for a comprehensive introduction to the craft of roasting. Cost $650.
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, May 17 (1 - 4pm), 19 (1 - 4pm), 21 (10am - 1pm)
Casual Cupping of Samples from Two Importers on CoRo's Green Wall: Atlantic Specialty & Genuine Origin
We'll roast and cup samples from Atlantic Specialty Coffee and the Genuine Origin Coffee Project. Come see what's on the offer.
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