Wednesday, April 8, 2009
one pot + vita + sumatra feast + the burke museum + famed scholar mark pendergrast = april 9th
caffe vita and one pot just got back from yet another coffee sourcing adventure - returning from the once-treacherously-violent gayo mountains of northern sumatra. to celebrate and further investigate the culture and the coffee of this region we are hosting a remarkable feast with several scholars from the university of washington, the curators of the burke museum "the world in your cup" exhibit, and famed scholar mark pendergrast author of uncommon grounds - and - for god, country, and coca-cola...
we will be showing our video footage of the grueling journey and resplendent coffee harvest, cupping many coffees of the gayo region (and the notorious kopi luwak), eating the food from those lush mountain villages, and embarking on a conversation with pendergrast and professors max savishinsky and joshua tewksbury. and enjoying chocolate from our inspired collaborators theo chocolate.
"Few coffee drinkers suspect that they are affecting American foreign policy, the domestic policies of Latin-American and African countries, and the habitat of migratory birds. Pendergrast shows how and why they are. He has taken on a huge subject, but he organizes the facts skillfully and puts personalities in the perspective of their times. This encyclopedic volume is the entertaining result." --New Yorker on Uncommon Grounds by Mark Pendergrast.
Only four seats left for this dinner - $40/person reply asap to grab them... (I had a computer glitch so if you did email earlier about this dinner - please remind me)
location: cap hill caffe vita.
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Second Sumatra Feast April 22nd... possibly even more rad than the first. $40.