Welcome to Café y Barismo!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Café y Barismo!

My name is Joseph A. Torres-González, and I am a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center. This website is part of my final project for the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy program, of which I am also a student!

My main goal with this project is to create a teaching-tool that is useful, accessible, and interesting for students, faculty, and community members that are interested in topics related to food (coffee), economy, culture, environment, and consumption. With the growth of Open Educational Resources (OER), along with new approaches to pedagogy and technology, I planned this page as an opportunity to integrate a lesson guide, activities that can be used when teaching Political Economy, Culture, and Consumption, along with a list of suggested readings and documentaries that can be integrated when preparing lessons at the college-level.

This is the first phase of the project; the second phase for this website will be the translation of the content to Spanish in order to increase accessibility to scholars and students in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spanish-speaking communities in the United States and abroad.

Thank you for visiting my project, and hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I created it!

Image by Joseph Torres-González; 404 Coffee & Beers (Caguas, Puerto Rico), 2019