Past Event

Majka Burhardt: Coffee Story Ethiopia - A Food Crop. A Nation. Its New Future

Wed, Jan 18 2012 - 6:00pm

Coffee Story Ethiopia: A Food Crop. A Nation. Its New Future.

Majka Burhardt, Author, Coffee Story: Ethiopia; Climber; Guide

Ethiopia is fighting to shed its history and public image of drought, famine and war by embracing the heritage and potential of its defining crop: coffee, one of the world’s 10 most-valued commodities. Burhardt recounts that process in a tale of opportunity, resources, education and tradition, transcending the bean itself to explore food anthropology, development, adventure, Ethiopia’s landscape and peoples, and the impact of coffee on world politics and global understanding. Burhardt has traveled throughout the world by bike, canoe and - more often than not - by hand and foot. For the past two decades, she has journeyed from Africa to the waters of the Arctic, and her stories of unlikely human interaction inspire and inform international audiences.

MLF: Bay Gourmet
Location:
 SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Cathy Curtis
Also know: Underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation