In January, we wrote about the University of Washington Burke Museum of Natural History’s exhibition called Coffee: The World in Your Cup. The accompanying lecture series begins next week, kicked off by Mark Pendergrast on Tuesday, April 7th. Mark wrote one of our favorite books on the history of coffee and its impact on the world as we know it, Uncommon Grounds, and we’re really looking forward to his lecture — as well as several others in the series.
We’re hoping to make it to all of the lectures and will be writing up a synopsis of each of them here, so folks outside of the Seattle area, or those that can’t give up a Tuesday night easily, can also benefit from an excitingly holistic discussion of coffee and its place in the world.
Here’s a brief run down of the series — if you’re interested in learning more, you can read full details and sign up for the series here. If you plan on attending one, let us know — we’d love to meet you!
April 7: Mark Pendergrast
Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
April 14: David Robinson
Direct Trade: Bringing the World Community Together Through Coffee
April 21: Eugene Anderson
Why We Love Coffee
April 28: David Browning
A High Quality Cup – Securing Futures by Increasing Coffee Quality
May 5: Paul Rice
Fair Trade – Using Markets to Empower the Poor
May 12: Stacy Philpott
Brewing Biodiversity: Looking at Coffee as an Ecosystem
May 19: Reps from Espresso Vivace, Grounds for Change, Pura Vida & Stumptown
Coffee, Sustainability and Seattle
May 26: Ben Packard & Peter Torrebiarte
Local to Global – Conservation and C.A.F.E. Practices at the World’s Largest Coffee Company