COLL 178 - A CUP OF CULTURE
Long Title: A CUP OF CULTURE: COFFEE'S HISTORY AND COMMODIFICATION (SID RICH)
Department: College Courses
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: "From the consumption of Coffea Arabica in the 15th century to the modern Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte, the consumer experience regarding coffee, including its brewing method, global distribution, and industrialization has changed dramatically since its first cultivation. Coffee is, and will likely continue to be, a unifying characteristic of cultures around the globe for centuries to come. How has the commercialization of coffee impacted the development of a global coffee culture and the consumer experience?
The aim of this course is to introduce you to the history and development of coffee culture as a global product. More specifically, this course focuses on coffee preparation methods, the cultural significance of coffee across different parts of the world, and the effects of the booming coffee industry in the United States. All students of any coffee background are welcome; prior knowledge in coffee, science, or history is not required nor assumed."