The North Central Coffee Lab
- A state-of-the-art coffee roastery and research laboratory located at North Central College
Roasted to Perfection
- Shade grown, 100% Arabica, with a smooth and balanced flavor
The North Central Coffee LabA state-of-the-art coffee roastery and research laboratory located at North Central College Learn More
Roasted to PerfectionShade grown, 100% Arabica, with a smooth and balanced flavor
North Central's Coffee Lab is one of a few collegiate facilities of its kind in the United States. However, it is the first laboratory with a primary focus on the business of coffee. The Coffee Lab houses operations for our students run coffee business where our students roast, package, and sell our coffee, while also supporting opportunities for student and faculty research surrounding this global industry.
Our coffee is roasted and sold with one goal in mind: Connect our customers to the farmers that grow our signature product. In fact, with every bag of coffee you'll receive a picture and quote from a farmer that contributed to this year's harvest. When you purchase coffee from the North Central College Coffee Lab, you not only support our students through learning how to run a business, but also a community abroad that relies on coffee as a way of life. This mutually beneficial relationship between our students and partners at origin makes our business a unique model that highlights how truly good coffee can be.