Read about Coffee and then imagine through the sound images. But watching movies about Coffee is much more exciting and easy to guess. Also, starting from this point of view, in the early days of learning about the world of Coffee, I went looking for coffee movies to watch. I searched on all channels, searched on Google, Netflix, then Youtube, and Vimeo. Finally found incredibly inspirational movies like A Film About Coffee, Barista, Caffeined… However, it’s a bit sad that these movies can’t be shared widely due to copyright reasons. However, I also found a few good coffee documentaries and, importantly, FREE in the process.
So in this article, I will list out some of the movies that I have seen for you. I hope it can bring you new coffee knowledge and weekend entertainment.
And now we won’t keep you waiting any longer; let’s get started.
1. COFFEES – ITALIANS DO IT BETTER
This is the first movie that I want to put on the list. In addition to the elements of content, this film is brought to the top also because this year Italy won the Euro.
“Coffees – Italians do it better” is a documentary about Specialty coffee from Italy. The film was produced by Federica Balestrieri and Federico Lucas Pezzetta in 2017. Over 40 minutes of the film, they will interview a range of coffee experts from Italy with a wide variety of topics. From the case of green bean quality (coffee beans are not roasted), the quality control of coffee roasting to the work of a barista in the shop. And indeed, there will be a theme: Espresso coffee.
In addition, the film can also give you authentic experiences in the famous brewery factory: La Marzocco.
And finally, what I find pretty interesting is that in this film, the directors have integrated and interwoven the modern and traditional elements very well between the contemporary aspects of Specialty coffee and the third wave of Coffee with the classic elements of the Italian coffee culture.
2. MOVIES ABOUT COFFEE – FLOWER OF FLOWERS
This is a movie produced in 2018 by coffee roaster Stumptown Coffee Roasters. This movie will take you to Guatemala and the famous Antigua growing region. And here, you will better understand the effects of climate change on the care of coffee trees and how the people here deal with those problems.
3. MOVIES ABOUT COFFEE – GENDER IN THE COFFEE MARKET
Gender inCCoffee is a film produced by Xavier Hamon and Hannah Stapleton in 2018. This is one of the movies that help you get a complete look at gender equality in the coffee farming industry. The film follows women who make Coffee in Chiapas, Mexico, from small farm owners to large coffee shops and roasters. All the difficulties and pressures from the family and the community and how these little women overcame them will be shown in the first part of the film. Also, in the second part of the movie, we can see other sides of this issue from American coffee consumers, big importers, and roasters.
4. MOVIES ABOUT COFFEE – COFFEE COFFEE PAGE
“Before we take a sip of coffee, remember that coffee has come a very long way to get to you” – Jorey Kiva, the film’s producer. This could very well be the movie’s theme quote.
“Coffee Coffee” is a short documentary film focusing on Specialty coffee in the United States. And more specifically, Specialty coffee in Portland, Oregon, USA. In the movie, the producer brings us to famous roasters to discuss the essential issues about Specialty coffee.
Subtitles: None. But American English in the movies sounds pretty straightforward.
5. THE WORLD BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP – A GLOBAL INFLUENCE
This coffee story is told in the “World Barista Championship – World Barista Championship 2015” contest. In 2015, Seattle hosted the “World Barista Championship”, and candidates from more than 50 countries entered the competition. And that year, Sasa Sestic, who later became famous for his anaerobic coffee preparation, became the champion.
The film will show us the competitions, tension, magic concoctions, and contestants’ attractive presentations. In addition, the film also has exclusive interviews with some idols of the coffee world, such as Tim Wendelboe James Hoffmann… on topics related to Coffee and competitions.
I see this as an inspirational film for Baristas or simply those who want to be a Barista about Baristas.
Subtitles: None. But American English in the movies sounds pretty straightforward.
6. HOW COFFEE IS GROWN IN TANZANIA
This is one of the first documentaries that the European Coffee Trip team made. It was a long trip from Europe to the Mondul farm in Tanzania. Here, the experiencers will show you almost all the stages and hardships of the farmers in locations such as planting, harvesting, and preliminary processing of Coffee.
In addition, one of the strong points of this movie that I immensely enjoyed is:
- The angle is beautiful; it shows me the incredible beauty of the coffee fruit and the snowy white Kilimanjaro mountain, the colorful aboriginal people…
- Easy-to-understand, easy-to-listen language. Newbies are also accessible.
Subtitle: Yes. This channel almost always has subtitles.
7. THE PERFECT COFFEE – FAIR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE
“Germans love Coffee; this country would not wake up without it. But are the beans produced fairly, providing stability to those who make it?”
That’s the quote from the DW Documentary team. The movie na A film about the most crucial topic in the coffee industry: Fair Trade. The film will follow Xaver Kitzinger, a coffee supplier, on his journey to improve lives and bring out the best in the coffee farmers of Rwanda.
Subtitle: Yes. It’s always there.
8. INSIDE THE WORLD OF HIGH-END COFFEE OPEN (best)
Another movie is about Specialty coffee in the United States. Still, this time, it is a movie that focuses more on the taste of Coffee, how to prepare it, and some explanation about the brewed, addictive Coffee that coffee ThisCCoffee brings. In addition, the film can also give you a better understanding of the close relationship you have with the farmers who make coffee beans.
This movie is a product of the Youtube channel: The New Yorker. And what I find pretty interesting when watching this short film is the youthfulness and energy of the young coffee makers in the movie.
Subtitles: None. But it’s an American accent, so it’s pretty easy to hear.
9. HINGAKAWA (us, beans)
This film had its premiere on the 25th anniversary of the tragic Rwandan genocide. This is probably one of those coffee movies I watch without skipping a beat. This film is about Coffee and celebrates the national harmony, that the country of Rwanda once lost.
Hingakawa tells the story of two women from a rival tribe who chose forgiveness instead of choosing anger and hostility. The two have become close friends, with the starting point of childhood associated with Coffee. And since then, together, they have founded Hingakawa Farm, where they, together with more than 500 other women, have created excellent quality coffee beans and have a good life. This is an impressive documentary about friendship, about reconciliation from Starbucks that you should watch.
Subtitles: There is a big part; the parts without it are easy to listen to.
10. AGENTS OF CHANGE: A COFFEE DOCUMENTARY
And finally, a coffee documentary from our coffee-growing neighbor: Indonesia. The film will show you the perspectives of the coffee farmers here. The way they change, the way they learn about Coffee to change people’s opinion about the quality of IndonesianCCoffee.
When I apple watched series this movie workplace, I saw an uncanny resemblance to VietnameseCCoffee. But did Vietnamese coffee farmers do the same? Vietnamese coffee makers have tried the same. My only regret is there has not been a film specifically made to honor high-quality coffee makers in Vietnam.
And I still hope, shortly, I can make a movie by myself or with friends and family about talented Vietnamese coffee makers.
Subtitle: Good luck. However, there are some subtitles in Indonesian, so I don’t understand anything.
Those are ten documentary short films about Coffee that I have seen and am pretty eager to share with everyone.
The epidemic is still there; the weather is hot. I hope these movies bring more emotions to your Coffee on this day open.
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