4

A College Degree in Coffee May Soon Be a Reality

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

While University of California-Davis already has topped our list of coolest colleges by offering both beer-brewing and winemaking degrees, the university's latest research center is kind of blowing our minds. According to NPR, the California school recently founded a Coffee Center dedicated to the research and study of our favorite a.m. beverage, and that center may only be the beginning of UC-Davis' plans for coffee education.

See Also: What's My PHX Coffee Shop? A Flowchart

UC-Davis began its coffee program with a small seminar in the chemistry of coffee and grew to a 170-student lecture, with more than 300 students signed up to take the class next semester. The Coffee Center now offers research into sensory, metabolic, and sociological aspects of coffee consumption. Unique looks into everything from how milk interacts with coffee and sustainable growing and sourcing of beans will surely make the center, and possible resulting major, a java lover's dream.

The center also plans on researching coffee's beneficial effects on the human body, which we're all about, considering we are currently drinking coffee and will likely have about four more cups before the day is out.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.