We recently got involved with the producers of A Film About Coffee and we are proud to announce our sponsorship of the film’s run in the UK.
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 speciality coffee.
On the evening of November 7th the producers will welcome coffee and film lovers alike to Bristol’s waterside Centre for Contemporary Arts, Arnolfini for a celebration of the delights of both the cup and the screen. Alongside the screening the guys have partnered up with La Marzocco, Workshop Coffee Co., Cafe Imports and, of course, Marco to treat guests to an incredible coffee service.
They’ll have representatives from each of their partners in house for a Q&A session at the conclusion of the film, answering every question you could ever have about specialty coffee sourcing, roasting and brewing. Our very own Neil Clark will be on hand to answer any questions about brewing, his role in the SCAE (and probably anything about rugby) while our JET will be providing the filter coffee for the event.
On November 10th, over an evening of two screenings the guys will be taking residence at The Institute of Contemporary Arts — one of the first venues to ever play host to The Clash and The Smiths, alongside debut shows by Damien Hirst and Steve McQueen (though not all on the same night).
Located on The Mall in Central London, just strolling distance from Buckingham Palace and Downing Street, we couldn’t be happier with the venue to showcase A Film About Coffee.
With both an early and a late screening taking place on this Monday evening, they’ve been able to double the opportunity for coffee and film lovers alike to enjoy the film, and the coffee service that Marco will, as before, be heavily involved in. Having hired out the entire venue for the night, the producers welcome guests to join them either before or after the screening they’re attending, or both.
Now, as if this wasn’t enough to entice you along for the night, they’ve managed to take this particular event to the next level by having the film’s director, Brandon Loper, fly out from San Francisco to attend the night and participate in the Q&A session at the conclusion of the screening.
Joining him in the Q&A will be Gabe Dunn of Cafe Imports and other industry leaders, doing their best to answer any questions you might have about specialty coffee sourcing, roasting and brewing, or indeed independent film production.
Marco are delighted to be involved with this production and having already seen it at the Dublin Coffee and Tea Festival we highly recommend that you get yourselves along to see it.
For more information and to pick up tickets please click here.