A Coffee Lover's Passport Around the World with Francine Segan

A Coffee Lover's Passport Around the World with Francine Segan


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Our journey to discover the roots of the coffee bean’s popularity begins in Africa.  We ask our culinary experts why coffee was eaten and not drunk in ancient African cultures, and how the bean traveled from its native continent around the world. 

Together we will also discuss how coffee is grown, roasted, and even how to cook with coffee. Our expert will teach us about the rise in café culture throughout the ages and then carry the narrative into the 21st century as we learn how to brew the perfect cup of coffee for ourselves. From here we will investigate modern innovations and trends in the coffee industry. We conclude this fast-paced conversation with time for Q&A. 

Led by an expert on food history, Francine Segan, this Conversation will entertain as it educates. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of not only the history but of cutting-edge innovations and trends in coffee around the world.

Francine Segan is a renowned food historian and James Beard-nominated author of six books. She is a regular on TV, appearing frequently on the Food Network, PBS, Discovery, and History Channels. Francine's articles have appeared in Saveur, Epicurious, Vogue, and Fine Cooking Magazine and she is an often-featured expert in newspapers including the Wall St Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times. She lectures across the USA at such prestigious venues as the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, Smithsonian Museum in DC, Virginia Fine Arts Museum, and 92nd St Y, NYC's premiere cultural center.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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B.P. (Mission Viejo, US)
Very Interesting!

Loved the presentation. Heard another lecture by Francine, and as usual, she did not disappoint. As a coffee aficionado, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Very Interesting!

Loved the presentation. Heard another lecture by Francine, and as usual, she did not disappoint. As a coffee aficionado, thoroughly enjoyed it.