Jen Apodaca


About Jen Apodaca

Jen Apodaca has professional experience on several styles of roasting machines and is dedicated to the craft of making coffee more delicious. She is the Director of Roasting for The Crown; Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, serves on the recently unified Coffee Roasters Guild as Second Vice Chair and is Co-founder of She started roasting coffee in 2005 for McMenamins Inc. in Portland, Oregon and has roasted coffee for Ecco Caffe, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, and Blue Bottle Coffee. She is a certified Q Grader, an SCA AST Roaster Trainer, a certified Loring Roastmaster, a Cup of Excellence Juror, and served as Chair of the Coffee Committee of the Good Food Awards.