Darwin’s Coffee House: Exploring the science behind your cup of coffee

Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London

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When:Thu 28th Sep 2017 to
Fri 29th Sep 2017
Where:Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU
Nearest Station:Chancery Lane
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:'Science and the Future of Coffee': Thursday 18.30 - 21.00 Free morning exhibition: Friday 10.00 - 15.00
Admission:'Science and the Future of Coffee' £3 - all proceeds donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. The morning exhibition is free and visitors can drop in during opening times

About the event

In celebration of International Coffee Day (1 October 2017), six of the largest bioscience societies in the UK are organising a two-day public event showcasing current areas of coffee research.

Science and the Future of Coffee (Thursday evening): An evening with leading UK scientists, this event will demonstrate how science can help guide the future of the coffee industry. The public talks will be followed by Q&A session and a coffee-themed drinks reception.

Speakers and topics include:

• Dr Aaron P. Davis, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Coffee under threat from climate change
• Prof. Jeremy Haggar, University of Greenwich:
Best practices in sustainable farming, from shade-grown coffee, certification schemes to ecosystem services
• Dr Charlotte Mills, King’s College London: The impact of coffee on the health of our hearts
• Dr Claudio Avignone-Rossa, University of Surrey: Recycling coffee waste to produce energy

Free coffee exhibition (Friday morning): Scientists and coffee experts will take visitors on a coffee journey from crop to cup through a number of exhibits, experiments and interactive activities. An event in support of Macmillan Cancer Support’s national coffee morning, visitors can enjoy free coffee and show their support.

Highlights include:
• A sneak preview of how coffee waste could be the biofuel of the future
• A ‘super-tasting’ session exploring how genetics and coffee production affect our taste
• Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Union Hand-Roasted Coffee showcasing their latest coffee project
• Exploration of the role of microbes in the coffee journey, from fermentation during production to bioconversion of waste

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