A Six Dollar Cup Of Coffee
Through the eyes of a Tseltal family, the story connects a coffee co-op in Chiapas, Mexico that struggles selling their coffee as a finished product out of the regular market with the third wave coffee shops and their baristas in Seattle, USA.
Even though the Tseltal business model seems to be successful and viable, the risks they take increase and jeopardize all their efforts. A destructive plague coming from South America threatens the merely existence of coffee in the continent while the markets stumbles. Understanding coffee as a way to protect their identity, their land and their right to live under better conditions, our characters struggle to sell their product abroad, questioning the Specialty Coffee paradigms of quality.
The film explores and confronts a fragile community of coffee producers with the overwhelming reality of coffee consumption.
"A Six Dollar Cup Of Coffee" raises our awareness of the risks and imponderables of coffee production and why 6 dollars for a cup of coffee is actually not too much. We recommend the film to viewers with an interest in Fair Trade topics - and of course to all coffee lovers with a social conscience.
|Director(s):||Andres Ibanez Diaz Infante, Alejandro Diaz San Vicente|
|Script:||Andres Ibanez Diaz Infante, Alejandro Diaz San Vicente|
|Production:||Andres Ibanez Diaz Infante, Alejandro Diaz San Vicente|
|Music:||Joaquín Rosendo Campero|
|Our age recommendation:||16|
|Language (audio):||English, Spanish|
|Country of origin:||Mexico|
|Shooting Locations:||Mexico, United States|
|Screening rights:||Stereosonique ()|
"A Six Dollar Cup of Coffee" doesn’t try to provide answers or solutions to the current situation. Rather, co-directors Andres Ibañez and Alejandro Diaz, themselves coffee lovers, aim to remind people what is behind the scenes. And the real price of the coffee that we all so enjoy. – International Comunicaffe
This Mexican documentary makes us think about the true value of a cup of coffee. – The Mazatlán Post
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