Donors & Partnerships

Coffee Needs Research: UC Davis’ New Coffee Center Dedicated June 25th

Inside the New UC Davis Coffee Center

The UC Davis Coffee Center is the world's first academic research center focused on coffee, aiming to do for coffee what UC Davis has done for beer and wine. Through its research, teaching and mentorship, the center plans to train the next generation of coffee professionals while improving the entire industry and making it more sustainable.

Folgers Coffee Partners with the UC Davis Coffee Center

The UC Davis Coffee Center is proud to announce a recent $500,000 gift from Folgers Coffee.

The Folgers Analytical Chemistry Lab will provide the first university infrastructure in the nation to address the unresolved questions around how certain molecules naturally present in coffee affect the final flavor profile of this beloved beverage.

February 2021 Engineering Crowdfunding Opportunities

Crowdfund UC Davis is a grassroots fundraising movement that enables a variety of campus groups led by faculty, students and staff to impact groundbreaking research, provide student support and bolster public service. There are six crowdfunding opportunities in the College of Engineering during February ranging from support for student clubs to furthering research at the UC Davis Coffee Center.

Gearing Up for Big Changes

Creativity needs space, time and the proper tools for an idea to come to fruition. Thanks to a generous $5M gift from John ’69 and Mindy Baum, the Engineering Student Design Center (ESDC) will provide an expanded, visionary new space in which students will be able to dive into creative and entrepreneurial ventures.

La Marzocco Partners with UC Davis to Advance Coffee Science

$750,000 pledge represents the largest gift to date to help UC Davis build the first post-harvest coffee research facility in the U.S.

La Marzocco, a world leader in espresso machine innovation since 1927, has pledged $750,000 to the University of California, Davis to help fund a new Coffee Center building and to further coffee science research efforts at the university. The commitment represents the largest gift to date to the UC Davis Coffee Center.

Peet’s Coffee Pledges $250,000 to Advance Coffee Research

Gift Will Fund Peet’s Coffee Pilot Roastery in First-of-its-Kind Coffee Center
  • First university research center in the world to focus on post-harvest coffee
  • New Coffee Center will carry out research and teaching, collaborate with industry
  • Grew from popular engineering class, ‘Design of Coffee’

Peet’s Coffee announced a pledge of $250,000 to UC Davis on September 7, 2016, to fund the Peet’s Coffee Pilot Roastery, which will be located in a first-of-its-kind Coffee Center.