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March 11, 2009

Burke Museum Coffee Exhibit Extended Through Summer

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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A visitor learns about the origins of coffee at the Coffee exhibit.
A visitor learns about the origins of coffee at the Coffee exhibit.