Black Coffee: Part Two, Gold in Your Cup
Part Two, Gold in Your Cup, uses an elegant contemporary competition created to elevate the quality of coffee in Brazil to frame a portrait of 19th century coffee-fuelled oppression in Latin America. Bitter Brews takes us back to examine coffee's stranglehold in Brazil and Central America, leading to coffee barons, the subjugation of Indians and Africans, and the destruction of the rainforests and, ironically, the evolution of both democracy and dictatorships. Events are fuelled by increased consumption in North America, due to brilliant marketing and the new mass-production of branded coffee, but the quality of the coffee descends to an all time low.
2005, 57 min 46 s
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