The Science and Culture of Coffee: Seed to Cup

  • 10:00 PM7:30 PM

    Past Event

Although many of us consume our fair share of coffee, some of us know little about the science and history behind this psychoactive drink. Come enjoy a “cup of joe” and listen to Dr. Tom Bultman, professor of biology at Hope College and admitted “coffee geek,” as he weaves the tale of coffee from its early beginnings to the global commodity it is today. He will discuss the biology and chemistry of producing, roasting, grinding, and brewing beans from the coffee plant as well as trace the history of this popular beverage, with particular emphasis on the role the Dutch have played in its past.

  • Instructor: Thomas Bultman, PhD, Hope College
  • Cost: Members $30 | Non-Members $40