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At ECHO September 13, 2014 through January 4, 2015


Coffee: The World in Your Cup explores how coffee — one of the world's most widely traded commodities — affects cultures, economies, and environments around the world. Engaging maps, photos, text, selected artifacts, and audiovisual presentations illuminate the fascinating world of stories behind the coffee we drink. Become an informed consumer. Learn about coffee's origins in Africa, its methods of production, and its impact on the environment — from backyard birds to global climate change. 

Learn about the people who produce our coffee and the efforts to ensure that they earn a fair wage for their work. Coffee also addresses the botany of coffee, the effects of caffeine on human health, and the art and science of producing a perfect cup.

This is a family fun exhibit with plenty to appeal to children and grown ups. There will be special daily and evening programming including a few special events presented by ECHO's AfterDark program for the 21+ crowd. 

Free coffee during the weekday will be provided by Keurig Green Mountain. 

The exhibit will be at ECHO September 13 through January 4.

Coffee: The World in Your Cup has been organized by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle. Major sponsorship has been provided by The Boeing Company, Microsoft Corporation, Starbucks Coffee Company, and the University of Washington.

Local support for this exhibit is from Keurig Green Mountain,, and Uncommon Grounds.

Coffee Sponsors

Additional support provided by Brio Coffeeworks and Brown & Jenkins Coffee Roasters
Further support provided by Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea Co.

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