Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Geographers of Coffee

L-R: Geography majors Anne Williams and Nicole Petit;
Geography minors Ryan Dexter-Hansen and Nikki Sauber;
Geography Professor James Hayes-Bohanan
BSU geographers posed with a relief map in the museum at the Parque Nacional Volcán Masaya yesterday, near the end of the department's fifth study tour in Nicaragua. The subject of the study tour is the Geography of Coffee, which integrates human and physical geography. The trip included visits both to active volcanoes Masaya and Cerro Negro and dormant volcanoes in the heart of the coffeelands of Matagalpa and Jinotega.

As the students in the course learned, fine coffees are found on rich, volcanic soils throughout the world.