*Waves of Beans

The Journey of Coffee to the San Francisco Bay Area
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Coffee hopscotched across four continents and cruised two oceans before arriving in San Francisco, destined to become the third largest coffee port in the United States. From the mid-19th century through the first two decades of the 21st, the San Francisco Bay Area has attracted waves of coffee entrepreneurs, innovators and connoisseurs. Join author Monika Trobits for her illustrated presentation during which she'll discuss coffee's energizing history and its journey to the Bay Area, spiced with a bit of coffee humor.

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