Is Portland, Oregon on every specialty coffee connoisseurs’ travel bucket list? Well, that’s what this mini-doc from 2015 compels you to believe. Around 10-minutes long Coffee Coffee is chock full of romanticized shots of roasting labs, different coffee brewers, and third-wave cafe latte art shots. It’s a kick of nostalgia, showing the days when third wave coffee was still a mystery and everyone wanted in on the newest food and beverage trend.
Filmed around the specialty coffee movement as it lead to a worldwide shift in coffee culture, you hear from some of the forerunners of specialty coffee in the crucial moment. Listen to them telling us what it was like in that time, plus get a glimpse into the effort and care to prepare each bag or each cup of coffee for themselves and their community.
Who is featured? To name a few, Coffee Roasters, Ristretto Roasters, Coava Coffee Roasters, and Sterling Coffee. They share their process, and how their work in specialty coffee grew to become an integral part of their community.
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If you are interested and just starting to learn about specialty coffee this documentary presents an introduction to the basics of what goes on in a specialty coffee business. You appreciate the value of what farmers, producers, roasters, and baristas do. These elements are highlighted in beautifully cut scenes and detailed explanations without ever overwhelming the audience.
This film may be from 2015, it still answers the call of someone’s present-day curiosity, fascination, or thirst for knowledge for understanding specialty coffee.
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This review is part of “BALANCE,” Part 1 of 6 in the 2020 Mini Coffee Film Fest. See the other review from this part, “Make A Cup of Coffee Starting From Scratch” here: