Black Coffee

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Director: IRENE ANGELICO

Black Coffee tells the real story behind the beans that go into your morning brew. From its discovery on an ancient Ethiopian hillside to its role as elixir in the Age of Starbucks, coffee has dominated and molded the economies, politics, and social structures of entire countries.

The second most valuable exported legal commodity on earth, coffee delivers the largest jolt of the world’s most widely taken psy-choactive drug. Revolutions have been planned, romances sparked, business deals sealed, novels written, and friendships cemented over this potent brew. The film explores coffee’s complex history, controversy, social, environmental, and consumer issues.

Part 3, “The Perfect Cup,” lasts one hour, to be followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker-director Irene Angelico, author Mark Pendergrast (Uncommon Grounds) and a group of coffee industry luminaries. Sponsored by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, illycaffe, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Coffee and Tea Ltd. (Minneapolis), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Vermont Artisan Roasters.

CANADA • 2005 • 60 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: IRENE ANGELICO

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