Coffee Center Building

Pictured here is the new home of the UC Davis Coffee Center. Located in the Arboretum, within walking distance of the Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science, this 6,000 square foott building was built in 2006 and contains several high-bay laboratories. It will soon be renovated to form the world’s first academic research and teaching facility entirely dedicated to the study of coffee. This facility will bring together visitors, students and researchers from across the university and around the world in a dynamic environment where cutting edge coffee science will be explored and translated into practice.

The renovated building is designed to foster coffee science research and more advanced teaching at the upper division undergraduate and graduate level.  It will house the following spaces:

  • Peet’s Coffee Pilot Roastery
  • Nicaraguan Coffees Green Bean Storage Laboratory
  • The Wilbur Curtis Company Patio
  • Brewing and Espresso laboratory
  • Water, cold brew, and packaging laboratory
  • Sensory and cupping laboratory
  • Advanced coffee analytical laboratory
  • Coffee greenhouse
  • Office, classroom, meeting, and event space

Schematic floor plan for renovated Coffee Center building: