Next on 13: What’s in Your Cup? Coffee Production in Colombia

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The latest episode of 13 discusses coffee production, Colgate’s Sophomore Residential Seminar trip to Colombia, and the real meaning behind coffee labels like organic and bird safe with Professor of Geography Peter Klepeis; Dan Joseph, co-owner of the Hamilton, N.Y., coffee roaster Fojo Beans; and Andres Guhl, a professor and coffee expert from the Universidad of the Andes.

Professor Klepeis, a Colgate alumnus, focuses his research and teaching on the relationships between nature and society and has taught courses including, The Geography of Happiness; Climate and Society; and Geographies of Nature, Economy, and Society. Prior to teaching at Colgate, Klepeis earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Clark University. 

During the fall 2021 semester, Professor Klepeis led a Sophomore Residential Seminar, which ended with a 10-day trip to Colombia, for his course titled What’s In Your Cup? The Geography of What We Drink. The course analyzed the social and environmental implications of commonly consumed beverages. The concluding trip was co-directed by Professor Guhl with Dan Joseph accompanying the group and providing a unique insight into the coffee business.

Each episode of 13, Colgate’s biweekly podcast, digs into the work of a University community member by asking 13 questions. Episodes highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at Colgate, with interviews featuring faculty from political science, sociology and anthropology, physics and astronomy, women’s studies, English, Africana and Latin American studies, and many more.

Previous episodes of 13 have featured: Marietta Cheng, Jessica Graybill, Lyosha Gorshkov, Masha Hedberg, Valerie Morkevičius, Nancy Ries, Daniel Bertrand Monk, Peter Balakian, Sam Rosenfeld, DeWitt Godfrey, Esther Rosbrook, Rebecca Shiner, Dawn LaFrance, Brittney Dorow ’17, Mari Prauer, Carolyn Guile, Nancy Ries, Joanna Holvey-Bowles, Martin Wong, Pamela Gramlich, Dorsey Spencer Jr., Danielle Nied, Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, F. Scott Kraly, Kerra Hunter, Joe Levy, Nicki Moore, Ken Valente, Sarah Keen, Daniel Benton ’80, Laura H. Jack, Carrie Keating, Robert Kraynak, Dan Gough, Jennifer Tomlinson, Ana Jimenez, Alicia Simmons, Juan Fernando Ibarra Del Cuentro, Karen Harpp, Kwazi Konadu, Paul McLoughlin II, Anthony Aveni, Robert Garland, Ryan Hall, Craig Hatkoff ’76, Susan Thomson, Nick Kokonas ’91, Jessica Graybill, Brian W. Casey, Jeff Bary, Jennifer Brice, Ellen Percy Kraly, Danielle Lupton, Ynesse Abdul-Malak, Nimanthi Rajasingham, and John Pumilio.

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