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!
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.
Good for Espresso
Join The Crown's Chris Kornman, Sandra Elisa Loofbourow, Candice Madison, Alex Taylor, and Elise Becker as they discuss a good espresso. What coffees make good espressos? Are certain origins or processes better suited for single origins or blends? And how should one roast espresso for the best extraction? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions.