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Coffee vs. energy drinks: No difference in caffeine absorption
July 6, 2016

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

coffee-from-wikimedia-commonsSPOKANE, Wash. – A study at Washington State University is the first published comparison of caffeine absorption after consumption of coffee versus energy drinks and the impacts of temperature and rate of consumption.

Students team with Rwanda peers as coffee consultants
December 3, 2014

Rwanda studentPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students are serving as consultants to Starbucks and other coffee companies as part of a two-year international development project. It aims to provide hands-on learning and career opportunities in agribusiness for Rwandans – and especially for women.

Rock Doc column: Wake up and smell the genes
December 2, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Like millions of Americans, my day starts by plugging in the coffeepot. In my case, it’s an old fashioned percolator. It clears its throat and brews my coffee while I rub sleep out of my eyes and brush my teeth.

Rock Doc column: Have a cup of joe to help your eyes?
July 22, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

petersPULLMAN, Wash. – My day starts with coffee. I’m too cheap to buy it by the cup from baristas, so I just brew my own Folgers by the pot. I have a cup or two as I settle into work each morning and another cup – sometimes two – in the early afternoon. That may not be wise for a chronic insomniac like myself, but it’s a lifelong habit that at this point would be quite tough to break. 

Fair trade coffee book takes prestigious prize
August 27, 2008

VANCOUVER – An assistant professor of Sociology at WSU Vancouver, has been awarded the 2007 C. Wright Mills Book Award, for his book, “Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival.”


Daniel Jaffee is the first Sociology faculty member at WSU to win this award.  He was recently honored at the SSSP Annual Meetings in Boston.


“My work looks at the effects of ‘free’ trade and neoliberal economic policies on the options for rural people to determine their own models for sustainable livelihoods,” said Jaffee. “I’m also a dedicated … » More …

Coffee break discussion focuses on diversity
March 17, 2008

A “Coffee Break Discussion” panel focusing on cultures and diversity within the WSU community will be held 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday,
March 19, in Room 2025 of the Information Technology Building. The event, open to all interested, is sponsored by Area 25 Diversity Awareness Group.

The discussion will feature WSU community members who have lived and/or worked in a culture other than their own. The event is designed to:

-Deepen your understanding of what it means to be a stranger in a strange land.
-Provide insights about the challenge of sharing a … » More …

Families host international students
September 5, 2007

Wanted: Good-hearted local residents willing to share friendly conversation and a home-cooked meal (or even a store-bought pizza) with international students who want a fuller picture of American life.

This fall about 80 international students have signed up for WSU’s Friends and Family program. But, Ben Colston, international student adviser, said he only has about 20 local families to match them with.


“We want them to be able to experience more than just the academic side of going to a university” in this country, Colston said. “We see it as a chance for them to step into an … » More …

‘Alumni Cup’ competition provides scholarship funds
November 7, 2006

Before the winner of the 2006 Apple Cup is declared on the field, Tully’s Coffee Corporation, the Pacific Northwest’s largest fully handcrafted coffee roaster, will partner with the Washington State University and University of Washington alumni associations to fuel its own ‘Alumni Cup’ competition by selling Crimson Roast and Husky Blend organic and fair trade coffee in all Washington stores Nov. 8 – 18. Each 12 oz. blend will sell for $8.95 with 10 percent of net proceeds being donated to the corresponding school’s alumni association scholarship fund.”Tully’s is putting forth this challenge to demonstrate its support of education and to celebrate this time-honored tradition,” … » More …