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The world of coffee - live streaming with Chahan Yeretzian



Few days left to the first event of the International Hub for Coffee Research and Innovation, the research network who cooperates to analyse some of the most important topics influencing the quality of coffee and supported by Camerino University and Simonelli Group. The lecture by Professor Chahan Yeretzian (ZHAW, Zurich University of Applied Sciences - Switzerland), one of the world's leading experts in the coffee sector, on Monday February 6 at 3pm CET, will be followed by a large live international audience, with streaming through the University of Camerino.

Starting at 3 pm CET (15:00 in Italy) you can connect via the web through the following link: www.coffeehub.org to follow Professor Yeretzian talking with Professor Sauro Vittori, from Unicam, about "Coffee Extraction". The two teachers will present and compare their latest research: Prof. Yeretzian with the latest studies on "Nine different extraction methods", "Kinetic extraction " and "The Importance of Water" while Professor Vittori will present "Espresso: an important source of health, promoting bioactive molecules".

These topics are of great interest to the vast world that revolves around coffee beans, which are now the second most internationally traded raw material (after oil), with a value of approximately $80 billion and employing more than 200 million of people.

The meeting with Professor Yeretzian is the first public event organised by the International Coffee Hub for Research and Innovation, the centre for research and innovation in the coffee industry, established by Simonelli Group and the University of Camerino to provide scientific and technological support to development in the coffee chain. The headquarters of the centre, in the production facility of Nuova Simonelli, in Belforte del Chienti, will be officially inaugurated next Tuesday. 


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Chahan Yeretzian
Professor for Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry and Diagnostics at the ZHAW - Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, where he heads the section for Analytical Technologies and the Coffee Excellence Center. Published more than 90 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. His research focuses on the science and technology of coffee and the development of state-of-the-art analytical technologies. In 2010, he initiated the first post-graduate degree on the “Science and Art of Coffee”.

1991: PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bern, Switzerland
1991–1995: Post-doctoral fellowships at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Technical University of Munich
2003: MBA, from University of Lausanne

Professional Career
1995-2007: Nestlé & Nespresso. Held various management positions in Switzerland, USA and Germany, mainly in the product categories coffee and culinary 
Since 2008: Professor for Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry and Diagnostics at the ZHAW

Since 2009: Board Member of Swiss-SCA (Specialty Coffee Association)
2014-2016: Director on Board on SCAE (Specialty Coffee Association of Europe). Chair of Research Committee
2015: Board member of ASIC (Association for the Science and Information on Coffee)
Since 2017: Director on Board on SCA (Specialty Coffee Association). Chair of Research Advisory Board


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Sauro Vittori
Sauro Vittori is full professor of Food and Drug Analysis. He teachs two courses, Drug Analysis and Dietetic Products, in the School of Pharmacy at University of Camerino. He has served and is serving in a number of boards, with different duties: - President of the Marche Section of Italian Chemical Society; - Vicepresident of Marche Agrifood Cluster; - Board member of a number of Italian scientific societies: Food Chemistry, Nutraceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, etc.

His research activities are mainly in the following areas:
a) espresso coffee composition;
b) active packaging for enhancing shelf life of fresh food products;
c) bioactive components of food and medicinal plants;
d) effect on health of legumes and legume constituents;
e) analytical methods for assessing health and doping of horses.


He is responsible for an international project for setting up a Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Dschang, in Cameroon.
He is author of about 200 scientific papers on peer reviewed international journals, plus 3 patents and 4 book chapters.