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Oakland, CA


Chris is a seasoned coffee quality specialist, avid writer and researcher, and the Lab & Education Manager at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room since early 2016. Starting in 2006, he was the QC manager, cupper, educator, green coffee buyer, and roaster at Intelligentsia under the guidance of Geoff Watts. Chris has traveled extensively in the coffeelands in Africa and the Americas, and has presented research in Addis Ababa, Guatemala City, Bogotá, and at University of California Davis.