“I encourage you all to look at the future of sustaining coffee growth and how the world needs food scientists"
STEM visits have kicked off for students in Session B at the National Youth Science Forum and they certainly have been impressive.
Based on future career aspirations and interests, students have been placed into groups to partake in a series of field trips which include interactive activities.
On Monday, students had the chance to visit Wolff Coffee Roasters and were exposed to the scientific research that goes into brewing the perfect flat white; the world’s most requested coffee.
Master Roaster and owner, Peter Wolff, setup the roast house in 2010 and has built a reputable and innovative boutique brand. Partnering with ethical traders, Wolff obtains his coffee beans from all over the world.
Although students may have questioned the science behind coffee, they were soon educated on the molecular makeup, the key to obtaining the perfect blend and how to experiment with different flavours.
“I encourage you all to look at the future of sustaining coffee growth and how the world needs food scientists,” said Mr Wolff.
“Coffee is the world’s second largest commodity and it is imperative that we have the land to continue to grow the crops, with suitable weather conditions,” he added.
Mr Wolff was very passionate about his career and it was apparent the students loved tasting, smelling and learning about the future of coffee.
“I didn’t know what to expect on this tour but was blown away by the experience,” shared a participant.
“It has reminded me that science plays a part in every facet of our lives,” he added.
Thank you to Peter Wolff for providing a comprehensive and memorable tour!