This Saturday and Sunday, The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture debuts their new exhibit, one near and dear to Seattle hearts and capillaries.
Coffee: The World in Your Cup details the history of coffee as a beverage and also as one of the most widely consumed drug delivery devices on the planet. The exhibit not only details the process from tree to bean to coffee maker, but also examines the social and environmental impact of our individual coffee choices, as well as those of growers and roasters, big and small.
A great deal of vibrant, editorial photography punctuates the exhibit, showing coffee in all of its stages and glory, from every place of origin. This weekend brings many guest speakers and will allow guests to tour with the coordinator of the exhibit, Ruth Pelz. Coffee tastings scheduled throughout the weekend:
Saturday: 10:00--Fidalgo Bay Coffee; 11:15--Pangaea Organica; 1:15--Finca Vista Hermosa; 2:45--Victrola
Sunday: 10:00--Caffe Appasionato; 11:30--Trabant Coffee and Chai; 1:00--Starbucks; 2:00--Caffe Vita
**In addition, there will be four formal coffee cupping sessions. I think I'm out, after Jonathan's using me as a cupping lab rat a few months ago. Check the Burke's website for more details about this weekend's events.
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture 17th Avenue NE & NE 45th St University of Washington campus Sat 1/24 and Sun 1/25, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Coffee: The World in Your Cup will run at the Burke Museum through June 7th and then become a touring exhibit.