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 specialty coffee.
Chicago, Illinois - Wilson Abbey
June 25th, 7:00pm
Doors & tasting, 5:30pm
Brought to you by Everybody’s Coffee
Kobe, Japan – Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO)
June 28th – three screenings
11:00, 15:00 & 18:00
Floyd, VA – Floyd Country Store
June 3oth, 6:30pm
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York, UK – The Basement
September 25th, 6:30pm
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Brought to you by Kino Folk Cinema
A Film About Coffee is a love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee. It examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as “specialty.” The film whisks audiences on a trip around the world, from farms in Honduras and Rwanda to coffee shops in Tokyo, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York. Through the eyes and experiences of farmers and baristas, the film offers a unique overview of all the elements—the processes, preferences and preparations; traditions old and new—that come together to create the best cups. This is a film that bridges gaps both intellectual and geographical, evoking flavor and pleasure, and providing both as well.
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