Freshman in the Food For Thought class went to Metropolis Coffee Company’s roastery to learn about the life of the Coffee plant. Students were welcomed into the state-of-the-art roastery where they got a behind-the-scenes look at each step of the process. Metropolis is dedicated to serving a stellar cup of coffee, but what’s even more important to them is respect. Respect is at the core of the company’s philosophy; from farmers to consumers. It was an eye-opening lesson on the effort it takes to be a responsible part of the production chain.
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.