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    Hi all

    On discovery travel and living on Foxtel they have been showing a documentary (part of a series I think) about coffee and its origins. Very interesting! Episode I saw was how the seed was discovered and cultivated in different parts of the world.

    It is called Black Coffee. I have only managed to see 1 episode and was wondering if anyone knew if it was actually part of a series. I would like to get my hands on a copy.

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    Re: Black Coffee - Doco

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F505A4C5B5F4D5C3E0 link=1252380399/0#0 date=1252380399
    Hi all

    On discovery travel and living on Foxtel they have been showing a documentary (part of a series I think) about coffee and its origins. *Very interesting! *Episode I saw was how the seed was discovered and cultivated in different parts of the world.

    It is called Black Coffee. *I have only managed to see 1 episode and was wondering if anyone knew if it was actually part of a series. I would like to get my hands on a copy.
    Yes Andreas. Its in 3 parts and was first screened a few years ago.

    You might find a copy at Dymocks (as a potential starting point)..

    2mcm

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    Re: Black Coffee - Doco

    Quote Originally Posted by 656A607661657766040 link=1252380399/0#0 date=1252380399
    Hi all

    On discovery travel and living on Foxtel they have been showing a documentary (part of a series I think) about coffee and its origins. *Very interesting! *Episode I saw was how the seed was discovered and cultivated in different parts of the world.

    It is called Black Coffee. *I have only managed to see 1 episode and was wondering if anyone knew if it was actually part of a series. I would like to get my hands on a copy.
    This was covered on a post about a year ago
    Yes it is part of a series of 3
    I believe that last year one could purchase the DVD from SBS
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    Sorry I only just got Foxtel. Should have done a search first.

    It is good watching either way I had a laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3738322433372534560 link=1252380399/3#3 date=1252381214
    Sorry I only just got Foxtel. *Should have done a search first.

    It is good watching either way I had a laugh.
    No need to be sorry
    Its the first time you have come across it ;D & others may not know about it until now

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    Excellent Documentary!!!

    Same as you i caught the last half of episode 2 a few years ago and went looking for it.
    I only came across a copy at the local ABC(?) store i think it was last year for $39. It had been on "hold" for 2 years apparently when i rolled up and flashed the cash.

    I would burn a copy for you but im not into pirace im sorry :(
    I have changed a lot of people points of view towards coffee just by showing them this doco.

    Worth any price that is being asked for it!

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    Thanks Luke, I did some late night searching and found a site where I could buy a copy, it was ABC shop online I had a laugh. Its going for $34.95 if anyone is interested.

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    Bought it a few weeks ago from JB HiFi for $30

    The DVD box is labelled SBS

    Really a great doco

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    I got the set a while ago and have just watched it again. It is staggering to think the world is awash with so much very low grade beans. I find it a bit scary really. The stuff nightmears are made of. The DVD makes you think about your own coffee journey - first the instant, then a better instant, then percolator, then dripolator, then plunger, etc. I loved the bit about the American coffee company that used to "pre-stale" the ground coffee before packing so that it wouldnt blow up the tins.

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    I was just thinking about the last disc of this 3-part series. Starbucks features heavily in this part and it looks like a Starbucks promo after a while. There is some criticism of the chain but in the main it is presented in a positive way with lots of repetition of the name & logo.
    There is a strong advocacy for Fair Trade coffee in the series, and this is contrasted with an alternate approach based on a fixed price strategy (independent of supply & price fluctuations) that is operated by one particular grower .
    The focus on Starbucks seems to be justified on the basis of its position as the worlds biggest coffee chain. What did other CSers think about this.



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