Royal Coffee, Inc. is a green coffee importer serving the global coffee roasting community. Since 1978, Royal has connected coffee producers to coffee roasters. In 2019, Royal launched the highly anticipated project The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, an open-sourced coffee education center located in Oakland, California.
This podcast is an extension of the thoughts and happenings taking place within the larger network of Royal Coffee & The Crown. We hope you enjoy it!
Level up your wholesale with Alli Ball of Food Biz Wiz
Have you struggled with building strong wholesale accounts and getting your coffee onto grocery aisle shelves? The Crown's Director of Coffee Content, Sandra Elisa Loofbourow, recently got the opportunity to chat with the founder of Food Biz Wiz, Alli Ball. In this interview, Alli shares some valuable information for new roasters on how to differentiate their brands from others and how to get their products into grocery shelves. Most importantly, she walks us through the thought process of how grocery buyers select products that they want to showcase in their shelves. Enjoy the episode, and check out the Alli Ball's online course on Retail Ready here: https://www.alliball.com/waitlist
Sustainability in Coffee w/Chris Kornman and Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian
Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, founder and director of JNP Coffee, recently spoke with The Crown's Director of Education, Chris Kornman, about coffee in Burundi. The conversation is part of our series on sustainability and covers topics including pricing, gender equity, and colonialism.
Introduction to Sustainability
We've been thinking a lot about sustainability lately, and having conversations that span the supply chain, listening and learning from perspectives and experiences beyond our own. Chris Kornman and Sandra Elisa Loofbourow sat down recently to introduce the concept and our forthcoming Sustainability Series, consider this your gateway into a deep dive on how the people and places where coffee is grown, roasted, and served can not just survive, but thrive.
Fair Trade. Organic. Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. What do these different certifications really mean?
Tune in to the most recent @thecrownoak podcast episode with Director of Education Chris Kornman @ckornman and Certification Specialist Lauren Cropper to find out. They unpack the 5 most common coffee certifications Royal carries.
Hope you enjoy this informative episode!
Join The Crown's Director of Roasting, Candice Madison, Philz Coffee's Director of Coffee & Sustainability, Andi Trindle Mersch, and Ally Coffee's Director or Learning, Ildi Revi, for a discussion about how to outfit a successful roastery – no matter the size.
Royal's Farmgate Transparency Program
Join The Crown's Director of Education Chris Kornman and Royal Coffee's co-founder, Bob Fulmer, as they discuss farmgate price, sustainability, and traceability in the coffee supply chain.