From Mocha to Latte: Coffee, the Arab World and the $4 Cup

January 28 - August 15, 2010

“Coffee culture” as we know it has come a long way from its origins in the Arab World. Many myths surround the discovery of this fascinating beverage, but it is coffee’s Arab cultural roots that have led to continuing social traditions, the global institution we know as the coffeehouse and even some of the greatest intellectual achievements in human history.

Take a break from the daily grind to drink it all in at the Arab American National Museum’s new exhibition From Mocha to Latte: Coffee, the Arab World and the $4 Cup. It explores the effects of coffee on the history of the Arab World and consequently, the rest of the world. The exhibition runs January 28 – August 15, 2010 in the Lower Level Gallery. It’s free with Museum admission.

Every visitor is offered a complimentary cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate to enjoy.

Adwan-Louzi tribes. Sheik Majid's tent. Roasting Coffee.
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