Saturday, April 26, 2014

CoffeeLab: Stories about Coffee -- April 30, 5:30 pm

Project GreenLab Discussion Series
Wednesday, April 30, 5:30 pm, Conant 459
Pizza, soft drinks, cookies and Nicaraguan coffee!

"Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat."   
-- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

The following is from an announcement posted by BSU chemistry professor Dr. Ed Brush, who is the organizer of the GreenLab Discussion Series.

Come to CoffeeLab event to find out the real identity of this mad scientist (hint: local coffee nerds may already know) and what he has to say about FrankenCoffee.
Our final GreenLab guest speaker for the semester will be Dr. James Hayes-Bohanan of the BSU Geography Department, coordinator of Project EarthView, and our campus and regional Coffee Maven. Dr. Hayes-Bohanan’s coffee obsession began when he started to understand how the fair-trade movement was helping to improve the lives of farm families who work very hard to produce fine coffees and who earn very little for their efforts. He has taken students to the coffee lands of Nicaragua, and has also visited coffee lands in Guatemala and Brazil. His coffee index page (below) is now the gateway to all of his coffee endeavors, from the romantic and the divine to the culinary and the commercial.

We will also be treated to samples of fresh-roasted Nicaraguan coffee!  Dr. Hayes-Bohanan’s presentation will lead to a future discussion on caffeine, where it’s found naturally, and why its appearing in foods that target kids.

Following the GreenLab discussion participants are invited to visit the BSU Observatory for their weekly viewing of the night skies.

The Project GreenLab discussion series focuses on developing a better understanding of the role of chemicals in our daily lives. These discussions are open to the BSU campus community, and to the general public.

The mission of Project GreenLab is to bring the Principles of Green Chemistry into research, curriculum development and outreach education. Project GreenLab is an outreach initiative of the Bridgewater State University Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE).

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