15 May '13, 8pm

Symposium Colloquium: Peter Giuliano, SCAA Symposium Director #Symp2013 @PeterGiuliano @SpecialtyCoffee

“In his welcome address for the 2013 Symposium, Peter Giuliano starts at the beginning. The idea of Symposium came from the ancient Greeks, who recognized the power of coming together to drink and discuss ideas and views. The beverage consumed at the Greek symposium- wine- had some negative effects on the tradition, and the Greek idea of symposium fizzled out in antiquity. Peter argues that the Ethiopian tradition of drinking coffee together is a different kind of symposium, this time built around coffee. He traces the spread of coffee consumption from Ethiopia to Arabia and the rest of the world, and points out that wherever coffee spread, intellectual and political development followed shortly thereafter. This idea takes flight from there – touching on neuroscience, architecture, and computer science to support the assertion that coffee – and the connections that coffee ...

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