Burke Museum Hosts Major Coffee Exhibit.

| January 21, 2009

check it out – Caffe Vita will be well represented – we will keep you posted on our upcoming Burke Museum cuppings, dinners, and lecture(s)…

Coffee: The World in Your Cup

Coffee: The World in Your Cup presents the story of one of the world’s most widely traded commodities and how it has affected cultures, economies, and environments across the globe. Coffee explores the environmental and social impacts of the coffee industry and recommends ways for consumers to make socially and environmentally responsible coffee purchases at the grocery store or in a coffee shop. Learn about the impacts of caffeine, the world’s most commonly-used drug, on your body, discover coffee’s early controversial reputation as a “revolutionary drink,” and consider the culture that surrounds coffee in the twenty-first century. Photos, maps, text, selected artifacts, audiovisual presentations, and hands-on demonstrations help visitors explore the fascinating world behind the coffee we drink.

Events

Opening Weekend: Coffee: The World in Your Cup
Sat. and Sun., January 24 and 25, 2009, 10 am – 4 pm
Celebrate the opening of Coffee and learn about all the people, plants, and processes that combine to make that perfect cup! On Saturday, enjoy guided gallery tours, coffee tastings, and talks by coffee experts. On Sunday, sign up for a special cupping demonstration, and attend coffee tastings throughout the day.

Coffee Tastings and In-Gallery Demonstrations
Weekends, January 31 – March 29, 2009
Join the Burke Museum for specialty coffee tastings with coffee makers from around the Puget Sound. Tastings will occur in the “World in Your Cup Café.”

Coffee: From the Grounds Up Lecture Series
April – May 2009
The University of Washington presents an eight-week public lecture series focusing on topics ranging from the history of coffee and human communities, to the ecology and environmental impacts of coffee, to the use of coffee as an agent of social change. For more information, please contact Terry Rustan, Program on the Environment at 206-221-4895 or trustan@u.washington.edu.

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