Coffee exhibit opens at Museum of the Rockies this weekend

The Museum of the Rockies will feature a new exhibit, The Birth of Coffee, from Feb. 23 to May 5.

In the exhibit, and their 2001 book by the same name, Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti explore coffee’s impact on the people of coffee-growing nations on four continents. The exhibit matches eloquent text with over 100 photographs and the actual beverage to enlighten visitors of the popular drink’s force in history, politics and economics.

The Lorenzettis will be at the Museum of the Rockies on Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23 for the exhibit’s opening. They will deliver a lecture titled “Birth of Coffee — an Evening with the Creators” at 6 p.m. in Hager Auditorium.

The exhibit is sponsored by Ghost Town Coffee Roasters. No word on whether Big Mike will be enjoying a robust cup of joe.