A new exhibition in Munich showcases coffee’s journey from crop to cup, highlighting its inherent contradictions and integral place in contemporary society
An exhibition exploring the complex, and often contradictory, coffee supply chain from cultivation to consumption has opened at the Deutsches Museum, Munich.
A key theme of the exhibition is the complex and interdependent relationship between the various parts of the supply chain.
Sara Marquart, the exhibitions curator, explains that coffee is a natural product, but also highly engineered and economised; often grown with manual labour, but a global mass product; a social lubricant, but also tool for distinction; an everyday pleasure, but culturally charged consumer good with an at times revolutionary social history.
Cosmos Coffee is open at Deutsches Museum until 31 May 2020, and will then tour internationally. We’re sure you’ll be hoping it visits a city near you.
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