A Film About Coffee is a feature-length documentary that shows a different side of the coffee industry that isn’t widely seen. The specialty coffee industry is sometimes known for its expensive prices and seemingly unreasonable attention to detail, but if the world could see behind the scenes, it would view coffee in a completely different light.
No matter the quality of your cup, people who love coffee, love it. Coffee is about people, and people are what I’m interested in ultimately.Brandon Loper, Director
A Film About Coffee follows the production of coffee through to its global consumption. It travels to harvests in Rwanda and coffee farms in Honduras, listening to farmers and buyers about the crop’s ever-changing landscape.
A Film About Coffee follows the production of coffee from farms in Honduras and harvests in Rwanda to its global consumption. Listening to farmers, buyers, roasters and baristas about the crop’s economic and environmental implications both locally and abroad, the narrative travels to coffee shops in Tokyo, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York, with stops in between. Dropping in on artisanal cafes to investigate how each prepares its own unique cup, the film opens a window into the little-understood world of speciality coffee.