LaJava Roasting House was excited to partner with Lineville Intermediate School’s “Collaboration Cabin” of 5th grade students led by teachers Mrs. Marissa Wenig and Mrs. Heather Potts for their Project Based Learning assignment. Project Based Learning is the act of learning through identifying a real-world problem and developing its solution. Students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, not just at the end. Lineville Principal Phil Hart has been implementing this dynamic classroom approach where students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and reached out to LaJava to explore a partnership.

Students spent weeks learning about the specific portions used in drinks at LaJava as well as a list of available ingredients as they began to imagine the possibilities and challenges of new ideas. In small groups they creatively brainstormed new latte recipes that they would like to test, including naming and marketing concepts for the beverages.

On May 30th, students spent the morning taste testing their creations in the classroom as they were visited by LaJava owners Mark and Catherine Semrau.

Several finalists were tested and ultimately 2 were chosen to go into production. Students, families, and the greater community are encouraged to try these student creations for themselves at any LaJava location including 2300 Lineville Road in Suamico, 430 Cardinal Lane in Howard, 1250 Velp Avenue and 2422 West Mason Street in Green Bay throughout the month of June.

LaJava looks forward to continuing to partner with Lineville’s PBL initiatives in the coming years and is thankful to the students and teachers for this unique opportunity to collaborate.

submitted by Mark Dunning, Outside Sales Manager at LaJava