The Lab at Royal NY is one of the best labs in the United States. There is adequate space for a comfortable learning environment and it has all state of the art equipment. The Lab is reserved only for courses, so there are no interruptions from a typical workspace or from other groups. The Lab is convenient to restaurants, hotels and other amenities. But best of all, the owners and staff are organized, helpful and personable.
-Jodi Wieser, CQI Instructor, Gather Coffee Company
Our Educational Facility in South Plainfield, NJ was created to further and broaden coffee education for consumers, roasters, baristas, and all people with a passion for coffee. Our Signature Classes are customized for this goal.
We celebrate the strong curriculums that organizations like the CQI have already put in place. To complement those curriculums, we are proud to offer affordable, accessible, and valuable courses outside of the current coffee education structure. These classes were created and are taught by industry professionals, and are constantly evolving to meet the needs and interests of our customers. Please visit our Course Calendar for our current list of classes.
Custom Education & Private Lessons
We are happy to collaborate with roasters, café owners, producers, or anyone else who has a vision for a class or a personal training program for your staff that could be carried out in a controlled environment with state of the art equipment. We can also travel to your location.
Topics we typically cover include, but are not limited to:
- Roasting theory and profiling
- Sample roasting
- Creating a quality control program
- Green coffee buying and quality assessment
- Cupping protocol and coffee evaluation
- Using the SCA Cupping Form
- Palate and sensory development
- Espresso and drip coffee extraction science
- Milk science and latte art
- Workflow and efficiency behind the bar
- Espresso blend QC and recipe development
- Tea cupping and evaluation
- Creating a tea program in your cafe
Whatever interests you’d like to explore, whether as a potential new business owner, or as training for your staff, we are happy to talk and create a custom education that is perfect for you. Please contact Ana at Education@royalny.com, or call 908-756-6400 to learn more.
Q Certification Preparation
Many of our classes cover topics and exercises that are tested on in the Q Grader Certification. These can be good practice to see if you are ready for the test. For more guidance, please contact Ana at Education@royalny.com.