Here is an event upcoming for New Yorkers that promises to be very interesting.
Global Kitchen: Climate Change and Coffee
Tuesday, February 3, 6:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History
Linder Theater; first floor
"Todd Carmichael, La Colombe Torrefaction Coffee Roasters & Blenders, and Danner Friedman, Rainforest Alliance, discuss growing coffee amid the realities of climate change at the American Museum of Natural History. Participants will learn how the coffee they purchase can help protect against deforestation, one of the leading causes of carbon-dioxide emissions. A coffee cupping will introduce several coffee varietals (plant strains) grown under different environmental conditions, from slash-and-burn farms to rainforests."
I'll be there. That's about the most interesting topic for a public cupping that I have ever heard of. For those of you that can't make it, I'll be sure to post here the next day... can you taste slash-and-burn?
For more information or tickets you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org