A New Approach to Coffee Science

The Coffee Center is the first multidisciplinary university research center in the world devoted to post-harvest coffee studies. This collaboration will raise the global standards for how coffee is harvested, processed and stored. By applying a rigorous academic framework, our researchers will discover needed advancements in coffee science.

The Coffee Center is poised to do for coffee what UC Davis did for wine and beer: to become the leading source of scientific expertise in the study of coffee.
Professor William RistenpartDirector, UC Davis Coffee Center


Plant Science


Sensory and Consumer Science

Metabolomics and Nutrition

Law, IP, and Regulatory

Bottling and Food Safety

Sociology and Cultural Studies

Sustainability and Efficiency

Chemical Engineering


Agricultural Economics

Bio-Ag Engineering

Aerosol Science