A NEW addition to the lab: Toper Coffee Roaster and Grinder
The Center for Coffee Research and Education, nestled in the heart of Texas A&M University would like to thank TOPER for their generosity and continued support. The Cafemino Coffee Roaster and the TKS-30 Coffee Grinder will support our efforts in the creation of the Coffee Science Lab that will incorporate innovative learning and training programs. TOPER‘s commitment was incredibly helpful and has allowed us to set the basis for upcoming roasting classes.
Here you can see the Roaster in action! It made the lab smell amazing! We want to thank TOPER again for their support of the Center!
Do you want to learn more about coffee?
The Center for Coffee Research and Education is offering a 2-day course for anyone interested in learning more about coffee, its origin and the processing methods to get the best cup of Joe!
In this course, participants will learn topics which include coffee history, varieties, production, processing, roasting, consumption and cupping. The course also includes the opportunity to learn and practice basic coffee roasting skills and distinguishing between coffee profiles.
The course will be offered on November 12-13, 2018 on the Texas A&M University campus. Registration is open to anyone interested: REGISTER HERE
Global Horticulture & Human Nutrition to Enhance Community Resilience and Food Security
Global Horticulture and Human Nutrition to Enhance Community Resilience and Food Security (HORT 689) is an online course jointly developed under a USDA/NIFA Higher Education Challenge Grant awarded to the University of Arkansas, Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University. The course will cover three broad areas of global horticulture, human nutrition and international development and is intended to be multi-disciplinary. After completing the course, select graduate students will be able to:
- Explain components of the value chain approach in international agricultural development, including marketing systems.
- Describe methods of prevention of food loss through preservation and food processing.
- Identify food security issues brought about by famine to mitigate child and maternal nutritional deficiencies.
- Explain how beneficial compounds in fruits and vegetables impact human nutrition.
- Describe the nexus of human nutrition and horticulture in addressing international development.
- Articulate theory of change through the lens of gender and youth using measurable impacts.
Students who complete the course will be eligible to receive a scholarship to participate in an associated two-week-long international service learning experience to be held in Guatemala in late May 2019.
For more information, please contact Dana Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Tim Davis (email@example.com) for registration details.
Coffee Education Symposium
We have collaborated with some amazing sponsors to bring you this symposium all about Coffee! So come join us to hear about the current research and see where we are going from there!
Agenda will be as follows:
9:00 Welcome – Dr. C. Parr Rosson III – Interim Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Professor of Agricultural Economics
9:10 Introduction – Dr. Elsa Murano – Director, Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture; Professor and President Emerita
9:15 Texas A&M Coffee Center- Dr. Leo Lombardini – Director, Center for Coffee Research and Education; Professor, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences
9:30 Coffee Chemistry/Processing/Health- Dr. Luis Cisneros Zevallos, Professor, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences
9:50 Coffee Sensory- Dr. Rhonda Miller – Professor, Dept. of Animal Science
10:10 Soil Health Remediation to Improve Coffee Quality- Sarah Brinkley – Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences
10:20 Constraints for Smallholder Coffee Farmers- Taya Brown– Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences
10:30 Break- Coffee Tasting- In partnership with the TAMU Coffee Club
11:00 Overview and Trends in the Coffee Industry- Chad McNair – Executive Director, Aspen Beverage Co. & GeoJava
11:20 Agronomic Opportunities for Spent Coffee Grounds- Dr. Ben Wherley – Associate Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences Dept., Amanda Birnbaum – Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences
11:40 Field Tour of Ongoing Research with Spent Coffee Grounds- Garrett Flores – M.S. Student, Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences
12:20 Lunch (Sponsored by GeoJava)
1:00 Downstream Opportunities, Challenges, and Next Steps- Discussion with Industry Partners and Faculty
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