The Life of Coffee @ Dark Matter

Freshmen in the Food For Thought class went to Dark Matter’s Mothership Coffeeshop to learn about the life of coffee. Students were greeted with cups of coffee upon entering the energetic coffee shop. With coffee in hand, our tour guide, Jake showed us the roastery and we were led into the cupping room where we learned about the journey of the Coffee plant.


The purpose of this Field Experience is to investigate the guiding question, what is the history of food, from its center of origin to your table? by visiting a local, socially conscious coffee shop and examining the journey of the Coffee plant.


You will visit a local coffee shop, get a tour of a roastery, speak to experts in the field, ask questions, and use the day’s knowledge to guide you through your own examination of a food’s journey.