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A Film About Coffee (2014)

"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 ... See full summary »

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"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. Written by A Film About Coffee

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Beautiful, but low on promised information
27 August 2014 | by (Winnipeg, MB, Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm a coffee devotee, for sure, with more knowledge about coffee than average, but I expected to learn something new. (After all, who but coffee nuts are going to go see a film about nothing but?) I learned nothing. The film is truly beautiful, and some of the images they captured of the producers and retailers were stunning. Unfortunately, that is all the movie is.

I was hoping for some beauty, as coffee is produced in some of the prettiest areas on earth, but I also expected guidance through the coffee process. You could make an argument that the images are there, but the way the visuals were presented reminded me of a collage. Think of how a collage compares to a well-researched magazine article, and you will understand where I feel the movie fell down. If you are looking to increase your knowledge of coffee, coffee production or even the structure/politics of the coffee world, you will be disappointed.

I would have been happy with this as a summer TV filler piece, but I paid full price at my local indie movie theatre. It wasn't worth it.


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