COFFEE: The World in Your Cup & St. Louis in Your Cup – Opening Events

  • Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Boulevard Saint Louis, MO, 63112 United States

Join the Missouri History Museum for the opening weekend celebrations of their new exhibition, COFFEE: The World in Your Cup & St. Louis in Your Cup! Free!

The history of coffee is rich and complex, both globally and in St. Louis. In Coffee: The World in Your Cup & St. Louis in Your Cup, you'll follow coffee's journey from plantation to your cup in St. Louis, and meet some interesting people along the way. You'll learn global stories about how coffee is grown and harvested. You'll find out about St. Louis's 200-year love affair with coffee, and how it continues today. You'll even be able to share your own coffee memories. Coffee also addresses the botany of coffee, the effects of caffeine on human health, and the art and science of producing a perfect cup. Through an engaging mix of objects, images, and video, you'll never look at your cup of coffee in the same way.

Special opening events on Sunday, October 4:

  • St. Louis Percolates to the Top: A Peek at Historic Advertising Collectibles – 1:00 p.m. | AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room – Randy Huetsch looks at the history of coffee in St. Louis and shares some rare coffee collectibles and antique advertising relics from the 1800s.
  • From Seed to Cup: A Coffee Journey – 2:30 p.m. | Lee Auditorium – Join Scott Carey, owner of Sump Coffee, as he draws on his recent voyage to Nicaragua to illustrate the path that coffee travels from seed to cup.
  • The Late Great: A Poetry Reading – 3:30 p.m. | MacDermott Grand Hall – The poet laureate of St. Louis, Michael Castro, co-hosts a poetry reading with East St. Louis poet laureate Eugene B. Redmond honoring some of the region’s great poets of yesteryear.