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March 11, 2009
Weekend Tastings Continue through June
Due to a strong local response, the Burke Museum has decided to extend its current exhibit, Coffee: The World In Your Cup, through the summer. Instead of closing in June, Coffee will continue through Sept. 7, before beginning a national tour to museums in Oregon, Iowa, and Texas. Weekend coffee tastings are currently scheduled through June 7.
"Nothing says Seattle like coffee," said exhibit coordinator Ruth Pelz. "The Burke's Coffee exhibit has been very popular so far and we expect it to have great appeal for summer visitors and tourists looking for a unique Seattle experience."
To supplement the exhibit, the Burke is offering special tastings with coffee vendors from around the Puget Sound most weekends through early June.
All tastings occur from 11 am – 2 pm in the exhibit gallery and are free with museum admission. Following is a complete listing of tastings:
Sat., March 14: Onyx Coffee
Sun., March 15: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Sat., March 21: Camano Island Coffee Roasters
Sun., March 22: Hines Public Market Coffee
Sat., March 28: Sol Colibri
Sun., March 29: Atlas Coffee Importers
Sat., April 4: Fog Woman Coffee
Sun., April 5: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
Sat., April 11 & Sun., April 12: Starbucks Coffee Experience and Tasting Weekend
Sat., April 18: Seattle Coffee Works
Sun., April 19: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Sat., April 25: Caffé Appassionato
Sun., April 26: Bulldog News
Sat., May 2: Fidalgo Bay Coffee
Sat., May 9: Batdorf & Bronson
Sun., May 10: Strictly Organic Coffee
Sat., May 16: Dillanos Coffee Roasters
Sun., May 17: Pangaea Organica
Sun., May 24: Moka Joe Coffee
Sat., May 30: Trabant Coffee and Chai
Sun., May 31: Caffé D'arte
Sat., June 6: Caffé Vita
Sun., June 7: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
For descriptions of each tasting event, please see www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/coffee/tasting
Coffee: The World in Your Cup presents the story of one of the world's most widely traded commodities and how it has impacted cultures, economies, and environments across the globe. Exhibit highlights include live coffee plants, coffee bags from around the world, photos, maps, videos, and interactive displays that tell the many stories behind the coffee we drink.
Coffee: The World in Your Cup was organized by the Burke Museum in collaboration with a panel of advisors from the University of Washington, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Seattle University, Seattle Audubon, and the Specialty Coffee Industry. Major support for the exhibition has been provided by The Boeing Company, Microsoft Corporation, Starbucks Coffee Company, and the University of Washington, with additional support from the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
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