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The official trailer for A Film About Coffee


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.

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Lüneburg, Germany


SCALA Programmkino + Medien Gmbh


Tokyo, Japan

Coming Soon

Theaters and screening times TBA


Seattle, WA

Portland, OR

San Francisco, CA

Denver, CO

Ottawa, Canada

Los Angeles, Ca

Rochester, Ny

Brooklyn, Ny

Boston, Ma

Wellington, New Zealand

Dayton, Oh

Vancouver, Canada

Winnipeg, MB

Jakarta, Indonesia

Dallas, Tx

Lancaster, PA

Nashville, TN

Berlin, Germany

Paris, France

Milwaukee, Wi

Tulsa, Ok

Tokyo, Japan

Paris, France

Montreal, QC

Santiago, Chile

Sacramento, CA 

Austin, TX

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Busan, South Korea

San Diego, CA

Tampa, FL

Taipei, Taiwan

Overland Park, KS

Shanghai, China

Pittsburgh, PA

Minneapolis, MN

Providence, RI

Bristol, England

Mexico City, Mexico

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

London, England

Jacksonville, FL

Prague, Czech Republic

Metro Manila, Philippines

Durham, North Carolina

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Sydney, Australia

Auckland, New Zealand

Townsville, Australia

Vienna, Austria

Galway , Ireland

Brighton, England

Budapest, Hungary

Perth, Australia

Leeds, England

Cork , Ireland

Dublin , Ireland

Melbourne, Australia

Brussels, Belgium

Belfast, UK

La Porte, Indiana

Burlington, Vermont

Glasgow , Scotland

Toronto, Canada

Manchester, England

Lancaster, England

Kortrijk, Belgium

Prague, Czech Republic

Golden Mile Tower, Singapore

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Istanbul, Turkey

Helsinki, Finland

Istanbul, Turkey

Victoria, Canada

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Washington D.C.

Gent, Belgium

Jackson, Tennessee

Athens, Greece

Westhampton Beach, New York

Exeter, New Hampshire

NYU, New York

Raleigh, North Carolina 

Edmonton, Canada

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Cape Town, South Africa

West Sussex, England

Christchurch, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

Shanghai, China

Helsingborg, Sweden

Los Angeles, California

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Bozeman, Montana

West Stockbridge, Massachusetts

West Sussex, UK

Okinawa, Japan 

Phoenix, Arizona 

Delft, Netherlands 

Gothenburg, Sweden

St Louis, Missouri

Gainesville, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

Kobe, Japan

Floyd, VA

Tokyo, Japan

St. Helena, CA

Santa Ana, CA

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Turlock, CA

Salem, Oregon

Atlanta, GA








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This is a film about coffee

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
Honduras, Rwanda, Japan, Seattle, Los Angeles,
Portland, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Santa Cruz


Check out the images from each location

IMG_1885 San Francisco San Francisco
a-film-about-coffee-honduras-19 Honduras Honduras
a-film-about-coffee-boston-1 New York New York
seattle-a-film-about-coffee Seattle Seattle
a-film-about-coffee-portland-3 Portland portland
IMG_7345 Rwanda Rwanda