Should you find yourself in Zurich, Switzerland in the coming year, the Johann Jacobs Museum is hosting an exhibit devoted to coffee’s cultural history titled “Coffee: a tale of irresistible temptation“: swissinfo – Coffee exhibition stirs seductive passions.

The article offers a little cultural trivia about coffee (e.g., did you know people once tipped the coffee into a saucer to let it cool down first before drinking it from the saucer?). But, like the art exhibit, it focuses on the social messages and images that have surrounded coffee consumption through the years — from coffee’s heat as a symbol of passion to images of social flirting. Some of these images can be found on the swissinfo Web site: Coffee art.

Coffee: the favorite drink of half-human, half-butterfly mutants the world over (including the goddess Psyche of Greek mythology)