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Reproducible Espresso: Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics with George Howe...

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Reproducible Espresso: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics with George Howell Coffee

Presented by The Trustees and George Howell Coffee

The KITCHEN is honored to welcome George Howell Coffee for a very special event.

Despite coffee’s ubiquity and tremendous economic value (~1.5% of the USA GDP), there remains very little research in the field. Yet, numerous physical and chemical processes play a determining role in cup quality, ranging from agricultural practices, to roasting and brewing.

This talk - led by Professor Christopher H. Hendon - canvases the landscape of coffee research to date, detailing areas that require further study, as well as discussing our early efforts to better understand the key factors that determine cup quality and reproducibility. A focus will be placed on the production of espresso-based beverages, and how we can systematically improve both the flavor reproducibility and coffee efficiency using a mixture of mathematics, chemistry and physics.

This class includes a lecture and discussion. All participants will receive a complimentary bag of coffee roasted by George Howell Coffee.

Tickets: $32 for Trustees member and $40 for Non-Trustees Members. Members must bring their current member card and number. Join The Trustees and save! Members save between 20-40% off all classes in The KITCHEN.

About Dr. Christopher H. Hendon

Prof. Christopher H. Hendon is a computational and experimental chemist with special interests in energy materials, applied physics and coffee extraction. He obtained his BSc. Adv. HONS from Monash University (2011) and PhD from the University of Bath (2015). After a two year postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he joined the University of Oregon as an tenure-track Assistant Professor of chemistry where he heads a research group with interests in materials chemistry for energy conversion. The group focuses on porous materials which boast applications in catalysis and energy storage applications. Prof. Hendon’s interest in coffee began during his PhD, and since then has published several peer-reviewed articles and a book, Water For Coffee. Dr. Hendon enjoys flat whites, washed African coffees, dry rieslings and east coast oysters.

About The Trustees and The KITCHEN

As one of the largest owners of agricultural land and the premier steward of the cultural and natural landscape of Massachusetts, The Trustees extends its leadership to transform the local food system by connecting residents and visitors back to the land and sharing the Commonwealth’s collective agrarian heritage through innovative retail and educational experiences at the Boston Public Market in the heart of downtown Boston.

The KITCHEN is a community gathering place, managed by The Trustees, that is restoring the craft of seasonal cooking in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond through hands-on classes and educational experiences that celebrate the farmers and artisans of this region. Partnered with the Boston Public Market, The KITCHEN embraces a whole-food approach to eating and promotes cooking as an essential cornerstone of a sustainable food system.

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