The Undergraduate Coffee Lab is a 1,200 square foot teaching laboratory entirely dedicated to coffee science. Centrally located on campus in Everson Hall, Room 126, the Coffee Lab is primarily designed for use by undergraduates, with more than 1500 students each year enrolled in ECH 1, The Design of Coffee. The lab has 12 stations that fit up to three students each, facilitating small-group, hands-on, experiential learning. The Coffee Lab features a full array of bench top roasting, brewing and analytical equipment and is available for short courses and other coffee-themed events (up to 36 people at a time) when not in use by ECH 1.
The lab was completely renovated in 2015 thanks to a significant contribution from Chevron and a generous gift from UC Davis chemical engineering alum, John Wasson '84.
Here are some photo albums of the Coffee Lab in action:
We are also grateful to the following companies that have supported this lab through the donation of equipment or coffee beans:
- Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters
- Peet’s Coffee
- Rogers Family Company
- Specialty Coffee Association
- Starbucks Coffee
- VST Inc.