Announcements

Coffee Needs Research: UC Davis’ New Coffee Center Dedicated June 25th

Inside the New UC Davis Coffee Center

The UC Davis Coffee Center is the world's first academic research center focused on coffee, aiming to do for coffee what UC Davis has done for beer and wine. Through its research, teaching and mentorship, the center plans to train the next generation of coffee professionals while improving the entire industry and making it more sustainable.

Coffee Center hosts site dedication and research symposium

On June 25, 2021, the Coffee Center welcomed industry partners, students and friends to campus in celebration of all things coffee with a site dedication, sign unveiling open house and research symposium. The event, held at in the Robert Mondavi Institute’s Sensory Theater, Putah Creek Lodge and the Coffee Center itself, featured remarks from Chancellor Gary S. May, College of Engineering dean Jeffery C. Gibeling, Coffee Center director and chemical engineering professor William Ristenpart and UC Davis alumna and postdoctoral researcher Mackenzie Batali, Ph.D. ’20.

Juliet Han joins the UC Davis Coffee Center as its first full-time staff member

The UC Davis Coffee Center is pleased to announce the hire of its first full-time staff member, Juliet Han. As Probat Roasting Fellow, Han will serve as head roaster for the UC Davis Coffee Center and manage the undergraduate coffee laboratory. Han brings with her 15 years of experience in the coffee industry, including five years as the head roaster at specialty coffee roaster Blue Bottle Coffee.

UC Davis Coffee Center hiring first full-time staff member

The UC Davis Coffee Center is proud to announce that it will bring aboard its first staff member this spring – a staff research associate who will serve as the head roaster for the Coffee Center. The staff person will allow the Center to greatly expand its educational offerings and research efforts.

Grand Re-Opening of the Newly Renovated Chemical Engineering Coffee Lab

Please join the Chemical Engineering Department in celebrating the grand re-opening of the coffee lab, now newly renovated to handle over 500 students per quarter!  The coffee lab, where the incredibly popular course ECM 1 The Design of Coffee is held, is in 126 Everson Hall.  If you haven’t heard of this course, check it out – you can learn the fundamentals of chemical engineering by engineering yourself the perfect cup of coffee.