Beyond the Bean
The UC Davis Coffee Center aims to elevate coffee research and teaching to a whole new level.
The rich, earthy aroma of coffee wafts through the air. Pairs of students critique their brews as they sit among rows of French presses and carafes.
It is not a cafe or the CoHo. It is a UC Davis classroom.
And it is part of UC Davis’ nearly 10-year effort to transform the way people think about and understand a beverage that is enjoyed by roughly 2.5 billion people around the world every day.
This fall, UC Davis will begin construction of the UC Davis Coffee Center, creating the world’s first academic research center focused on coffee. The building will house office and teaching space, labs, a roastery and more.