The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, located on the University of Washington Seattle campus, is hosting Coffee: The World in Your Cup. This new touring exhibit allows the public to take a peek behind the curtain at the inner workings of the coffee industry and the powerful effects of coffee production on environments, societies and economies worldwide.
The exhibition began in late January and will continue through June 7, 2009. Each weekend visitors can congregate at the in-gallery “Café” setting for tasting and demonstrations, then wander the exhibit to view live coffee plants, color photos of coffee farms from around the world, displays on how coffee affects human health and much more.
Professional coffee drinkers owe it to our continually connected world to become informed and responsible coffee drinkers. For the rest who are just starting out on the road to becoming a coffee connoisseur, the exhibit is a great introduction to new and exciting coffees as well as a mine of interesting information that can be pulled out at parties, as needed, to sound more worldly. Join in on the stimulating coffee talk sure to arise from such an event any day of the week during museum hours and don’t forget the free coffee tasting every weekend.
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