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UC-Davis establishes center for coffee study

Next week UC-Davis will host a research conference run by the university’s recently founded Coffee Center. The center is currently without a dedicated home, but J. Bruce German, director of the university’s Foods for Health Institute, says the conference is first step toward establishing a dedicated coffee research study center — similar to the school’s Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — University of California students who drink coffee to get through the day will soon be able to study the science behind the beverage.

Next week UC Davis will host a research conference run by the university’s recently founded Coffee Center.

The Sacramento Bee reports Friday (http://bit.ly/1jZj7Uj ) that the center is currently without a dedicated home. But J. Bruce German, director of the university’s Foods for Health Institute, says the conference is first step toward establishing a dedicated coffee research study center — similar to the school’s Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

German says UC Davis could eventually offer a major in coffee science.

The March 11 conference will cover topics such as the genetics of coffee, sustainability in coffee growing, and the sensory perception of coffee drinkers.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com



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