Coffee, Past and Future
at the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street
with historian Steven Jaffe and David Latourell of Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea
Sunday, November 22, 2009 3:00pm - 4:30pm
tickets: $25 advance, $35 at the door
New Amsterdam Market has begun to include coffee purveyors in its roster of vendors; the November 22 market will include Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea, with more to follow in December. The market runs from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, November 22; at 3:00pm, you can also experience the season’s best offerings from the Intelligentsia coffee line-up while David Latourell discusses tasting terminology, processing, and the emerging practice of direct-sourcing. This event will be held in the hidden attic spaces of Schermerhorn Row, once occupied by J.P. Bennett and Co., a leading coffee roaster and retailer in the late 19th century - when 80 percent of the coffee consumed by Americans arrived via New York’s East River port. Noted historian Steven H. Jaffe will round out the afternoon with a brief overview of the coffee trade and its relation to the Seaport. Leave with a light buzz and half a pound of your favorite roast.
The South Street Seaport Museum generously donated the venue for this event.TO PURCHASE TICKETS https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/89868