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Dec. 8, 2016—  In case you didn’t see the Hustler’s article covering the ICS, check it out here!    

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Third Wave Coffee

Dec. 5, 2016—If you don’t understand what Third Wave Coffee is, don’t worry! You aren’t alone. Third Wave Coffee is the most recent movement wherein coffee has been turned into a highly specialized beverage. Instead of a plain cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning, Third Wave Coffee is much more of an art,...

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Coffee on the Move: Tourism & Coffee

Nov. 28, 2016—While flying through the holiday season, there’s an niche part of coffee culture that we wanted to explore: coffee in tourism. Whether traveling to mountain destinations, beaches, or elsewhere, coffee doesn’t disappear when you travel. So, to get a glimpse of what the coffee industry might look like in a tourist town,  we sat down...

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Breaking Down the Coffee Color Wheel

Nov. 7, 2016—Scroll down, and you’ll get a glimpse of what is known in the coffee world as the “Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel.”  Produced and updated by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, this visually appealing chart describes and categorizes a vast, complex array of coffee taste notes. Created in 1995, this chart is the product of collaboration among scientists, researchers, coffee...

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Biology and the Bean

Oct. 24, 2016—Welcome to Week 2 of the Fall Spotlight Series! Read more for a look at some of the biomedical research surrounding coffee consumption. When it comes to the effects of coffee consumption on the body, researchers often come up with a wide spectrum of results. Some have argued that coffee produces many negative side-effects, while others...

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Kicking Off With Coffee: Fall Spotlight Series

Oct. 17, 2016—Welcome to the ICS Fall Coffee Spotlight Series! As many know, coffee is unique little bean, and its existence has raised a plethora of questions for those who produce it, trade it, and consume it. Thus, for the past few weeks, the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies has embarked on a weekly Fall Spotlight Series, asking a...

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