If you’re in New York you should check out a lecture at Joe Coffee’s Pro Shop tomorrow night. Barista extraordinaire and scholar of cafe history Alex Bernson will be leading this class on the social history of coffee:

Come join us for a special class that examines the history of cafes and coffee consumption in the development of modernity.

We will explore the rise of cafe culture, from its earliest spread in the Ottoman Empire, to the London Coffee Houses and Parisian Cafes, through the post-WWII commodity coffee boom in the United States, to our current speciality coffee movement.

Space is very limited, so please RSVP jessica@joenewyork.com. Price for the class is $30.

See more on the Facebook event page here. l