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Coffee: The World in Your Cup. January 24 to June 7, 2009.
Coffee Tastings at the Burke

Each weekend during the run of the exhibit Coffee: The World in Your Cup, the Burke Museum and our partners offer coffee tastings.

  • Saturdays and/or Sundays 11 am – 2 pm
  • Free with Burke Museum admission
Tasting Schedule:

April | May | June | July | August


Sun., July 5:  Fidalgo Bay Coffee 
French pressed, direct trade, organic Café Selvanica served with an introduction to the company’s philosphy, and the inspiration they draw from nature and the bay.

Sat., July 11: Watoto Coffee
100% Kenyan coffee, single origin.  Watoto coffee donates all of its profit to Project Education, Inc., a Washington State-based non-profit providing education for impoverished children in Kenya. Product available.

Sun., July 19: Trabant Coffee and Chai
Distinctive coffees from Central America and Ethiopia, roasted by 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, all of which have scored 88 points or more on the cupping scale. Growers are compensated at least twice the fair trade price per pound.

Sat., July 25: Mukilteo Coffee Roasters
Sample coffee from this Langley-based roaster and learn how to get the best out of your home brewer. Topics include basic principles of coffee brewing and pitfalls to avoid.

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Sun., August 1: Starbucks Coffee Company
Looking for an opportunity to grow your knowledge and love of coffee? At the Starbucks Coffee Experience and Tasting Day, local coffee masters will give personalized tastings and answer questions.

Sun., August 2: Peet's Coffee and Tea
Come and learn about Peet's long history, unique roasting style, and commitment to quality that has remained unchanged over 43 years! Sample some classic coffee blends, along with a special limited edition coffee.

Sat., August 8: Grounds for Change & Seattle
Audubon's Northwest Shade Coffee Campaign
Grounds for Change is a certified organic coffee roaster specializing in fair trade and shade-grown coffees.

Sun., August 9: Tony's Coffee
Experience interesting brewing techniques of organic fair trade single origin and estate coffees. Siphon brewing anyone?

Sat., August 15: Pure Vida Coffee
Learn what this Seattle-based coffee company is doing to serve the poor in coffee growing communities around the world and sample their 100% fair trade, organic and shade-grown coffees.

Sat., August 22: The Joy of Coffee in Greek and Turkish Life
Join the Lagos family, owners of The Continental Restaurant & Pastry Shop and get a personal look into the coffee culture of the Northern Mediterranean seaboard while sampling coffee made in the traditional methods of Greece and Turkey.

Sun., August 23: Pangaea Organica
A sampling of organic, fair trade, single origin coffees from around the world, along with a few of our pan-global blends, served with an introduction to Fair Trade, Cooperatives and the role that they play in business and society.

Sat., August 29: Seattle Gourmet Coffee
This Shoreline-based company roasts, distributes, and ships all of their coffee to order.

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The Burke Museum would like to thank the following partners for participating in Coffee: The World in Your Cup weekend tastings: Anfilo Specialty Coffee Enterprises, Atlas Coffee Importers, Backcountry Coffee Roasters, Batdorf & Bronson, Bulldog News, Caffé Appassionato, Caffé D'arte, Camano Island Coffee Roasters, Doi Chaang Coffee, Fidalgo Bay Coffee, Fog Woman Coffee, Hines Public Market Coffee, Moka Joe Coffee, ONYX Coffee, Pangaea Organica, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Seattle Coffee Works, Sol Colibri, Starbucks Coffee Company, Strictly Organic Coffee, Trabant Coffee and Chai, Tully's Coffee, and Victrola Coffee.

Coffee being poured into cup.
Coffee Cupping (Seattle)
Photo courtesy of Tully's Coffee