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Early morning guided tours of Beggarstaffs

A private guided tour of the Beggarstaffs exhibition for individuals and groups, up to 20 people at each session, before the Museum opens.

Cambridge Physics Centre presents COFFEE BEANS: pressure, volume and temperature by Dr William G Proud

Thu 6 December 2018

Cavendish Laboratory

In the last 100 years the technology of coffee has advanced significantly. Roasting spoons, rotating ovens, French presse, moka pots, espresso machines and recently aeropress have taken coffee from ‘black sooty clots’ to ‘light, frothy, nutty’, and the splendours of the colour-intense flavour wheel. There is an increasing understanding of the physics, chemistry and genetics of coffee to provide a huge range of possibilities, and a reproducible individually-tailored drink. This talk will introduce these concepts and discuss how such a commonplace drink involves basic science and engineering.

Cost: Free

Ages: 16+

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No need to book.

Just turn up


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Thu 6 December 2018 6:00PM - 7:00PM


DO NOT PARK at the Cavendish laboratory, use the Park and Cycle car park which will be opened specially. For more details https://outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/programme/cpc/cpcdirections
Address: Cavendish Laboratory
Pippard Theatre
Department of Physics
J J Thomson Avenue
Telephone: +44 1223 337200
Fax: +44 1223 363263