In 2017, this Laboratory was built through a competitive proposal process. With state-of-the-art coffee brewing equipment, this Laboratory aims to provide an excellent teaching as well as learning environment that keeps pace with facilities used in the industry. The full-function coffee equipment provides practical operation exercises for courses such as Café Operation & Management and Beverage Management.
With semi-automatic expresso machine, coffee bean roaster, grinder, coffee drip (hot water) kettle, and coffee tasting table, students can make hand-brewed coffee, American-style coffee, Expresso, Latte, Cappuccino, and roast high-quality coffee beans. Coordinating with baking classes, students can make perfect drinks that go with breads, cookies, cakes, and desserts (food and beverage pairings). Moreover, there are display cabinets to demonstrate coffee knowledge and various utensils, where contents reflect the café industry trends.
In the future, the lab will make quality beverages to match industry standards, as well as create diverse coffee products to meet market demand. This provides great opportunities – such as industry-academia cooperative research projects – for our students and professors as well as for those we cooperate with outside the university. Moreover, it can help our graduates to start their small businesses.
Google 3D Tour of Caf'e 409 and Coffee Laboratory