Coffee science: there’s a lot of it. I can’t really go into much more detail than that because honestly, it’s all way above my pay grade. But you know whose pay grade it isn’t above? The folks at the Association for Science and Information on Coffee. Coffee science is their wheelhouse. And starting this Sunday, September 16th, they want to share that information with you at ASIC Portland, a five-day conference covering multiple aspects of the science of coffee.
In collaboration with the Specialty Coffee Association, the 27th iteration of the biennial conference takes place at the Portland Convention Center and will cover topics across the coffee production chain, including: plant pathology and protection, farm management, biochemistry and biotechnology of green coffee, roasted coffee technology and processing, coffee chemistry and sensory sciences, and consumption and health. Keynote speakers for the event include CEOs, researchers, coffee professionals, and PhDs from around the globe specializing in a wide array of disciplines.
And for the first year, ASIC has created an “Industry Day,” where coffee professionals—those more closely related to the serving of coffee than the production of it—can take advantage of a full day of science-minded “talks, panel discussions, and Q&As” to help “build a bridge [between] science and industry.” Session topics will include coffee and health, genetics and breeding, sustainability and economics, and quality.
ASIC Portland begins Sunday, September 16th and Industry Day is Wednesday, September 19th. Tickets for ASIC Portland range in price from $375 to $850, with the Industry Day tickets comprising the lower end of that range. For more information on the speakers, the topics, or to register to attend, visit ASIC Portland’s official website.
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