Cal Poly Pomona brews beer and grows grapes for wine and oranges for freshly-squeezed juice.
In a few years, you could add coffee to your shopping list.
The Department of Plant Science has planted 13 different varieties of coffee from Honduras and El Salvador in a secluded spot on campus as part of a research trial to see which types can tolerate the range of temperatures in the Pomona area.
“If it does well, the plan is to have our own Cal Poly Pomona variety of coffee to sell,” says Valerie Mellano, professor and chair of the plant science department.
But, Mellano warns, it will take at least three years …