The places we drink coffee have played crucial roles in modern history
influencing the cultural mood around them during seminal eras. Experience this rich history in person with Cafe Chronology, a new event debuting at HOST Milano 2017, produced by the Specialty Coffee Association and the World Coffee Events team.
Cafe Chronology Milan will present different bar experiences serving coffee and alcohol, transporting you to pivotal moments in cafe history, and immersing you in the material culture around coffee drinking; from historic machines, to period flavors, to service-wares and furnishings that capture each era’s aesthetics.
Cafe Chronology is a new concept that will bring coffee culture to life for attendees, in a space designed for engagement, relaxation, and learning. The space will feature machines and historic items from multiple manufacturers, drawing off the rich history captured by places like the MUMAC academy. The debut Cafe Chronology event in Milan will feature bars representing three different global coffee eras: the early 1900s, the mid-1900s, and the contemporary moment. Turn a corner from one bar to the next, and you will be able to see how the look and feel of the coffee experience has evolved historically, and what the future may hold.
Italy has a long history of combining coffee and alcohol service, and so Cafe Chronology Milan will explore this intersection with the help of expert bartenders and baristas. This is a particularly exciting opportunity to experience insightful expert takes on the history and future of coffee & alcohol.
The Belle Époque
The Miracle Years