Science Pub Eugene: Coffee

JUN 14, 2018 | 6:30-8:30PM

Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee

With Chris Hendon, PhD, Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Chemistry at the University of Oregon

June 14, 2018 | 6:30-8:30PM; Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation

Coffee is an unusual specialty beverage whose production relies on significant input from the end user. As a consumer, it is easy to attribute the quality of the cup to the technology used in its terminal preparation. Yet the quality and reproducibility of the beverage is dominated by several other underlying factors that touch the foundations of both chemistry and physics.  This talk takes ground-up approach detailing some of the key variables (and how to control them) to render an improved and consistent cup of coffee through the vehicle of both espresso and filter methods.


Christopher Hendon, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of computational materials chemistry at the University of Oregon. He directs the Hendon Materials Simulation group which has diverse chemical interests ranging from electronic structure of solid-state and non-equilibrium materials to catalysis. He earned his PhD at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom and completed his post-doctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before joining the University of Oregon.


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