Did you know a coffee bean is actually a FRUIT from a cherry tree? Well, Baymonte Christian School’s ArKIDtecture students do now! Last week’s field trip which included time at Verve Coffee was a blast.

Led by teacher Lauri McNeil, the first stop was at the FUSE Architecture design office where architects talked about the process of design and their approach to projects. The students were very curious, asking great questions and enjoyed seeing all the hand concept sketches, computer renderings and especially the ping pong/surfboard recreation room!

Next, Mike, CEO of Verve Coffee Roasters took the group on a tour of the roastery building. They learned about the cool award-winning building architecture and how they used recycled wood, rusted steel and “insulating pool noodles” in their coffee house design. They also learned about the complex science of roasting coffee.

They ended the afternoon at the beach where they built shelters using natural materials from the beach site. We had some clever structures emerge, and the kids had a great day in the sun and water enjoying each other’s company!



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