Josephus G Norman
H A&S 350
Discussion of selected topics in a variety of subject-matter fields. Topics and reading material vary from year to year. For university honors students only. Credit/no credit only.
This junior-senior seminar explores the history, economics, science, and art of coffee, the world’s #2 commodity (after oil). Coffee is an important link between the tropical third world, where it is grown, and the temperate first world, where it is mainly consumed.
A highlight will be visits with large and small Seattle coffee roasters to understand their policies and operations. Guest lecturers will include Seattle scientists who are working with Nicaraguan coffee farmers to improve their product and incomes. We will also indulge in some comparative coffee tasting.
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