Center for Coffee Study Opens at UC, Davis

March, 2014

The University of California, Davis hosted a research conference in the newly-founded Coffee Center last month. The conference is the first step 2014_UCD Center for Coffee Studytoward establishing a dedicated coffee research study center, akin to the school’s existing Institute for Wine and Food Science. On the docket were topics such as coffee genetics, sustainable growing and sensory perceptions of coffee drinkers. The Coffee Center will eventually operate a greenhouse to grow coffee for research and study. Ultimately, the school will offer a coffee science major as part of the research programs, but for now, the Coffee Center is looking for a permanent home and early research funding.