Coffee Event

Hayes-Bohanan , Ph.D.
Coffee Maven and Geographer
Bridgewater State College
Updated April 28, 2015

NEW LOCATION: This year, the coffee tasting will be held in the community, at First Parish Church. The church is not on campus, but it is surrounded by campus buildings -- Hunt Hall, Boyden Hall, and the Art Building.

The tastings and posters will be in the Upper Parish Hall, at the rear of the church building.


While we have your attention, please explore Geography of Coffee to learn more about coffee shops, coffee roasters, coffee tours, health effects,
and coffee preparation, coffee romance, coffee films, coffee migration and many other dimensions of coffee.
Of special note: Coffee Hell and a proposal to bring better coffee to BSU.
A geograher and
                his cafezinho
Thank the farmers!

We offer two courses on coffee at BSU
GEOG 295: Geography of Coffee is a study tour in Nicaragua each January. It may also go to additional destinations in the future.
GEOG 298: SYS: Secret Life of Coffee is the seminar that organizes this tasting. It is offered every spring and summer.

Note: All coffees are listed below.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Second-year Seminar: Secret Life of Coffee

Tasting and Poster Exhibits in Two Sessions
 11 am - 12:15 pm
& 2 pm - 3:15 pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Thanks to the wonderful students who have helped this event to grow year-by-year
Thank the Farmers from every coffee-growing corner of the planet!

Coffee Tasting 2012

Both sections of my Second-Year Seminar -- GEOG 298: The Secret Life of Coffee -- are organizing single event: a coffee tasting in the Campus Center Ballroom on Thursday April 4, 2013. More than forty students will organize the tasting, including one who has actually been to coffee farms. Students will prepare coffees from at least eight countries. More importantly, they will prepare posters and handouts and will be prepared to answer your questions about the coffee they are serving. Former students have volunteered to help manage the event, or are involved in the companion Just Trade Fair.

Students will also be prepared to discuss various aspects of coffee from the field to the cup, such as organic growing, how to prepare coffee, coffee on campus, the fair trade movement, and competing models for treating farmers justly.

If you are attending, please bring your own cup. You will save a few trees and the coffee will taste better.

Guests will be asked to vote for their favorite coffees and the best posters!

Coffee will be served at most of the posters, and information about that coffee will be available on the poster and from the student presenters. This course is in two sections, so a different mix of posters -- and coffees -- will be available during the 11-12 and 2-3 hours. Most countries are represented by a coffee sample; "no sample" appears next to the names of countries from which coffee is difficult or impossible to purchase; in these cases, the students will be able to explain why. Coffee selections are still being determined for those marked "tba." Check back in a few days, or just come to the event to see what we are serving!

First Hour -- 11:00 am - 12:15
Final Hour -- 2:00-3:00 pm

Byron's Maracatura
Dean's Beans Pangoa
Dean's Beans Oromia
Coffee AM Peaberry
Higher Grounds Trading
Maya Vinic
Coffee AM Santos
Coffee AM Blue Mountain Reserve
Costa Rica
Cafe Britt CR Light Guatemala
Rao's Huehuetenango

Costa Rica
Andrews Bakery La Minita

Ben Linder Cafe at BSU
To bring good coffee to BSU on a regular basis,
support the Ben Linder Cafe.

Read the proposal.
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Dr. James Hayes-Bohanan
Coffee Maven and Professor
Department of Geography -- Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, Massachusetts USA / EEUU / EUA
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