Coffee in Space - Shepparton
Public lectures by scientists summarise and extend the science behind coffee. Audience members are then invited to taste and rate the different styles of coffee.
- Friday 09 August 2019 04:00 pm until Friday 09 August 2019 06:00 pm (Add to calendar)
- Valentina Petelin
- Presented by:
- Dr. David Hoxley, Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at La Trobe University
- Type of Event:
- Community Event; Public Lecture; Public
In a public lecture scientists de-mystify the science behind coffee.
Coffee-making in space, however, is a challenging proposition. How do you grind the coffee without coffee grounds flying everywhere? How does an astronaut drink a floating ball of hot coffee? What to do with dead coffee grounds? Is space-made coffee even drinkable?
After the lecture, members of the public are invited to taste and rate the different styles of coffee discussed, and discover with the benefit of microscopes how the different shapes and sizes of coffee grinds affect taste.
|4pm – 5pm||Public lecture||Scientists give a taste of the craft and science behind coffee-making.|
|5pm – 6pm||Coffee tasting||Members of the public taste and rate different coffee styles and with the benefit|
of microscopes discover how the shapes and sizes of coffee grinds affect taste.
This project received grant funding from the Australian Government and is run as part of the National Science Week.
La Trobe University, Shepparton campus
210 Fryers St, Shepparton, VIC, 3630