The Crown is an open-source coffee education center, laboratory, event space, and tasting room, celebrating the importance of Oakland to the international coffee community and its history. An incubator of ideas and promoter of experimentation across the entire supply chain, The Crown is inclusive, transparent, and collaborative.
Set to open in 2017, The Crown will have five key components: Tasting Room, Presentation Space & Cupping Lab, Brewing Lab, Roasting Lab & Event Space.
The Crown is part of Royal Coffee Inc – green coffee importers based in Oakland, CA since 1978 with warehouses in Oakland, Seattle, Madison & Shanghai. Royal Coffee Inc. supplies thousands of roasters – from start-ups buying their first bag to established multi-national companies – with responsibly sourced beans from every coffee growing region in the world.