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    Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

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    "Black Coffee - Tuesday 7.30 pm - SBS .... This interesting three part documentary tells the story of the global spread of coffee, from the bean to the cup. *Coffee is one of the most complex beverages on earth and has had a social, sexual, economic and political impact on civilisation".

    I took this description from the Perth Sunday Times TV Guide (April 1 edition) - even though SBS is a national station, it would probably be best to check your local guides to confirm local times.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    In Melbourne SBS has "Insight" on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

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    In my (NSW) program, this documentary is set down for this Thursday on SBS at 7:30pm.
    I have seen this set of three dvds for sale at JB HiFi. The set is around $30.

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    In Melbourne, the first episode is supposed to be broadcast next Fri at 7:30 pm (6th Apr).

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    Ill have to try get someone at home to tape it for me.
    I finish karate at 7:30 so cant make it home in time.

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    Quote Originally Posted by rice link=1175405220/0#3 date=1175411816
    In Melbourne, the first episode is supposed to be broadcast next Fri at 7:30 pm (6th Apr).
    Same for our neck of the woods here in S.E. Queensland :)....

    Mal.

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    Paolo, check again mate, my NSW programe says Fri 7.30.
    BTW, notice you are on the Central coast too, Im at Gorokan.

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    Nice find Sam, thanks for the heads-up.
    I have just set my web scheduler to grab it

    The different times around the country is interesting. I assumed they would all be much the same.

    Melbourne guide says:

    Name: Black Coffee
    Time: 7:30 PM
    Date: Fri Apr 6
    Duration: 60 min
    Channel: SBS DIGITAL 1
    Description: (Part 1) The Irresistible Bean - This fascinating three-part documentary series traces the unique and volatile history of coffee. The first episode explores the origins of coffee in Ethiopia and its triumphant spread over five continents, sparking revolution, controversy, creativity, business and slavery along the way. We see the transformation from the first coffee house traditions which begin on dirt floors and evolve into more refined Arabic home versions. Venetian latte develops a cachet that is the model of Western coffee-marketing, 450 years later. The French cast off the monarchy, Americans toss their tea into Boston harbour, Haitian plantation slaves rebel, all under the heady aroma of the bean. (From Canada, in English, French and Turkish with English subtitles) (Documentary Series)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1175405220/0#7 date=1175424076
    Nice find Sam, thanks for the heads-up.

    No worries *;)

    The different timeslots are pretty interesting, as are the differing narratives in the various local TV guides. *Im still trying to get my head around coffee having a "... sexual...impact on civilisation" (as described in the Perth Sunday Times).

    At the risk of having this post head off in a tasteless direction, there were obviously some things that my recent home barista course left off the curriculum *;D

    Cheers,

    Sam

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    I love Digital TV. Pressed a couple of buttons and its set to record each episode. *:)

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    Im still trying to get my head around coffee having a "... sexual...impact on civilisation"
    Its obvious...
    "would you like to come back for a coffee?"

    ;-)

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    ;D
    That reminded me of those Moccona ads Andy.
    "His plunger broke" *&
    "Keep applying the cream".
    ;D ;D ;D

    Then I had another thought:

    A CSer invites a date back to their place for coffee...










    ...










    ...










    ...










    ...and makes them one!!! *;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    Its not on (Perth, 7:30pm)

    Not showing on yourtv.com.au/guide or sbs.com.au

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    Our TV guide (for Perth) has it for Friday night at 7:30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myrtle link=1175405220/0#13 date=1175602094
    Our TV guide (for Perth) has it for Friday night at 7:30
    It seems that the Docos feature article I initially read in the weekend paper had wrongly presented the day/date - this actually ended up being a good thing for me as I was out at a work dinner last night (Tuesday) and completely forgot about it *:-[.

    Hopefully, Ill be a little more sober er... attentive this Friday night *;)

    Cheers,

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    BLACK COFFEE (SBS)

    Just saw the ad for the three part documentary Black Coffee.

    Starts Friday night at 7.30 pm on SBS

    Should be interesting.

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    Well, I posted something about it somewhere else because I missed this one.

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    I watched it, I think the voiceover was same "Megan" of her world travel segments on ABC.

    I liked the Illy founder, although Id never heard of Illy until then!

    The tea guy they used in the British coffee history segment must have known his stuff about tea, because he didnt know much about coffee!

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    I watched it aswell! There was alot on there that I already knew from my classes with Chris at the Academy and the Barista book from Jill Adams.

    My husband wanted to know why I dont cook the beans like the Ethiopians do over the fire!

    Funny man.... ::)

    Looking forward to this Friday nights part 2!

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    I missed it.
    Easter obligations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1175405220/15#19 date=1176113698
    I missed it.
    Easter obligations.
    TG, there is a DVD of it available from the SBS/Dymocks online store.

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    Thanks.

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    The Ethiopians love there grounds with there coffee ! :-/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mocha Zarba link=1175405220/15#22 date=1176154196
    The Ethiopians love there grounds with there coffee ! *:-/


    MZ
    Hey MZ - I recall gagging at that same moment! *Ive seen landslides that were slightly more fluid!*:)

    Pretty cool roasting method tho - open coals and a stick - I would (genuinely) love to try coffee prepared like that one day (minus grinds of course :))

    Looking forward to next Fridays instalment (although Ill be ringing around various bookstores today and trying to locate a copy of the DVDs - I think Dymocks sells various SBS-related materials).

    Cheers,

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    My Timorese next-door neighbours roast their coffee in a saucepan over the fire until it looks pretty charred, then mix a little bit of butter into it. Looks alarming, but actually tastes quite good - definitely different, but OK. They were quite alarmed to see how comparatively pale our medium roast was, and I suspect they re-roasted the beans before they tried it.

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    I found it fascinating. It would be interesting to know more about the Australian writer. He certainly knew his stuff - Ian???was his name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee Quaffer link=1175405220/15#23 date=1176155816

    Pretty cool roasting method tho - open coals and a stick - I would (genuinely) love to try coffee prepared like that one day (minus grinds of course :))
    That method is the first method I tried - lots of charred beans and light beans mixed together - surprisingly quite good in the cup - perhaps because it was the first really fresh coffee I had ever had.

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    Hey Coffee Quaffer,

    Hey MZ - I recall gagging at that same moment! Ive seen landslides that were slightly more fluid!


    The guy drinking that Mocha Mud slide,
    If I didnt know any better, I recon he was spinning out !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoeshipscat link=1175405220/15#24 date=1176166204
    My Timorese next-door neighbours roast their coffee in a saucepan over the fire until it looks pretty charred, then mix a little bit of butter into it. *Looks alarming, but actually tastes quite good - definitely different, but OK. *They were quite alarmed to see how comparatively pale our medium roast was, and I suspect they re-roasted the beans before they tried it.
    What do buttered beans do to a grinder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1175405220/15#28 date=1176206589
    What do buttered beans do to a grinder?
    Give it higher cholesterol?

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoeshipscat link=1175405220/15#24 date=1176166204
    My Timorese next-door neighbours roast their coffee in a saucepan over the fire until it looks pretty charred, then mix a little bit of butter into it.
    They do that in Malaysia and Singapore. The coffee is usually drunk with massive amounts of sugar or sweetened condensed milk.
    Some roasters add caramel to the roast too. Almost all the local stuff was roasted to the brink of charcoal.

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    Part 2 on now...SBS (Victoria)

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    Remember those old TV westerns -- when the sheriffs office ALWAYS had a pot of coffee heating away on the pot belly stove. "Cup of coffee, Hoss?"
    --"Sure, thanks, Sheriff Coffee" (Yep, Sheriff Roy Coffee of Bonanza)

    Bonanza, Gunsmoke. The only complaint was that the coffee tasted like mud.

    Simmering away on that pot belly all day, not surprised.
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    Well, that was depressing stuff. A legacy of bad tastes and bad coffee and exploited coffee workers on the equivalent of the cost of a cappuccino in daily pay.

    And the mechanical harvesters and processors are churning out inferior coffee too!

    And, steer clear of those mechanised plantations. They also put people out of work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1175405220/30#33 date=1176460307

    And, steer clear of those mechanised plantations. They also put people out of work..

    -Robusto
    No, it means no more slaves ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcstolk link=1175405220/30#34 date=1176468618

    No, it means no more slaves ;-)
    That is true..... but did you notice the colour of the beans being harvested......

    Manually picked - bright red (presumably ripe!!)
    Mechanised - mostly green....

    Now I know the beans are "greens" but I dont think the coffee cherry is supposed to be :-/ :o :o

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    I have the Paul Bassett Living Coffee DVD and he pays a visit to mountaintop and does a segment on harvesting.... and they have to fine tune the tree shakers so they only get the red cherry....

    The mechanical process is a good one when done right... Brazil coffee farms first started this process.. so the video footage may have been very early days in introducing this process....

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    la la la la la (fingers in ears, eyes half covered) la la la la

    Im yet to watch part two... avoiding the spoilers

    la la la la.

    ;)

    Ill comment (on topic) later.

    :)

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    So far I have managed to miss both :(


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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    same here :(

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    do you two mean to suggest there is life beyond coffee? Subversion! :o

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    Unfortunately, there may well be coffee plantation "slavery". But when it is the sole means of producing an income, meagre as it is, and the alternative is looking for non-existing work, perspectives may change somewhat.

    -Robusto

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    Re: Coffee Documentary this week on SBS

    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1175405220/30#38 date=1176513028
    So far I have managed to miss both :(

    Same here except I only missed part 2. Thanks to B**P*** Movies I will be able to watch the entire documentry in its entirety ;)

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    For those that have missed any or all episodes the following link may help you. You have to join the forum to view (free).
    http://forums.mvgroup.org/index.php?s=773993f313da7af1722954c3cd308bef&showt opic=19222

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    notes to self re tonights episode:

    1) If I ever open a cafe overcharge to ensure a queue
    2) Dont make latte the grinning baristas way

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    Missed the first two episodes, only got to see this last one. Did anyone else notice the steam wand at Santa Cruz Roasting Co????? Youd think shed have made sure the equipment was clean before the camera arrived. On the other hand, it looked as though it had never seen a damp cloth. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis link=1175405220/30#44 date=1177065907
    notes to self re tonights episode:

    2) Dont make latte the grinning baristas way

    A latte served in what looked like a beer mug - gross! :-?

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    AAAAGGH!!! I forgot to watch the last episode!!!

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    I had to laugh when i saw the beer stein latte. What is that...a 15-20oz glass...with 30ml of coffee... mmmm milky! id probably lose my stomach if i drank that much milk in one hit.

    Other than the bizarre smiling coffee assassin, I really enjoyed the last episode. A reasonably enlightening series on coffee production. I wish there had been a bit more on the history though.

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    I enjoyed finding out that Starbucks started out with high ideals......pity that the end product has degenerated now they have about 6,000 outlets.



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