The local family-owned espresso bar and coffee roaster Hampton Coffee Company and the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center present A Film About Coffee, an award-winning movie about specialty coffee, on Friday, February 13.
This is only the second showing of the film in New York State and Hampton Coffee Company will provide a free pour-over coffee brew bar to all ticket-holders who arrive before the show and will moderate a film discussion after the movie.
“We’ve always been proud to be roasting specialty coffee for our customers,” said Hampton Coffee Company roastmaster Dwight Amada. “It is truly such an amazing product as literally dozens of ‘hands’ touch our coffee before it becomes the beverage we all drink every day. From the farmers and coffee bean pickers, to those who transport the raw green coffee bean to the ports in coffee producing countries, to the shiphands who bring it into port in New Jersey. And there are so many more people whose lives are affected by those coffee beans our Baristas craft into Lattes and Cappuccinos for the end user—you.”
The producers describe A Film About Coffee as “both a meditation and love letter which examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as “specialty.” The film whisks audiences around the world, from farms in Honduras and Rwanda to coffee shops in Tokyo, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York. Through the eyes and experiences of farmers and baristas, the film offers a unique overview of all the elements— the processes, preferences and preparations; traditions old and new—that come together to create the best cups. This is a film that bridges gaps both intellectual and geographical, evoking flavor and pleasure, and providing both as well.”
The complimentary pour-over brew bar provided by Hampton Coffee Company will be served in the theater’s Gallery Lounge starting at 6:30 p.m. An interesting question and answer session with local coffee industry professionals follows the screening. Whether you are a coffee connoisseur, a foodie, an environmentalist, or just interested in how that coffee got into your cup, this is an event not to be missed, according to the WHBPAC.
A Film About Coffee will be screened Friday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. Purchase tickets at whbpac.org.