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Java Jive

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Stimulant. Ritual Big Business. We consume 400 billion cups of coffee a year, and it's hard to imagine the planet waking up without it. Coffee, the most important commodity on world markets after oil, has given birth to a unique café culture, fuelled by the powerful kick of the world's number one psychoactive drug, caffeine. Java Jive serves up a tasty take on the surprisingly complex world of coffee, charting the cherished bean from plantations in Central America, to the manic trading floor of the New York Coffee Exchange and into the cafés of North America. In both the old-fashioned coffee house and the newer corporate chains and franchises, we meet passionate coffee drinker as they enjoy the sensual pleasures of their daily fix.

1999, 47 min 26 s

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Best Overall Sound for a Documentary
Leo Awards
May 6 to 13 2000, Vancouver - Canada

Honorable Mention - Category: Social Issues
International Film and Video Festival
October 19 to 22 1999, Columbus - USA

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