SCA and CQI Coffee Certifications at The Crown 


Whether you’re just beginning your coffee education, or taking your career in coffee to the next level, The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room is the ideal place to elevate your coffee knowledge and skills. Located uptown, amidst Oakland’s vibrant coffee community, The Crown is a Premier Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Campus and offers the full suite of SCA Pathways and Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) Courses.

Upcoming SCA & CQI Classes


Getting Certified at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room

Classes are kept small and taught by world-class instructors in a pristine, new facility that is fully customized for a modern learning experience. Furnished with a wide selection of the very best coffee equipment, The Crown takes an open source approach to coffee education and encourages hands-on learning, experimentation, and collaboration.


  • The Crown is a premier SCA Campus in Oakland, CA, home to one of the liveliest specialty coffee scenes in the world
  • Courses are taught by world class coffee educators
  • Enjoy small class sizes for a personalized educational experience
  • Learn on new, premium coffee equipment in a luxuriously appointed, custom built learning space
  • Owned by family-run and operated premier green specialty coffee importer Royal Coffee, Inc., which allows for unique industry insights and access to some of the best green coffee offerings in the world.

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