Slow Food RVA

Supporting good, clean, and fair food in the greater Richmond, Virginia area

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living, and a way of eating. We are a grassroots movement with over 100,000 members in 132 countries around the world that links the pleasure of food with a responsible commitment to community and the environment.

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A Film About Coffee

  • Firehouse Theater 1609 West Broad Street Richmond, VA, 23220 United States (map)

Join Slow Food RVA for A Film About Coffee

Tickets available at

A Film About Coffee is a love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee.

Post-screening panelists are Stephen Robertson from Blanchard's Coffee Roasters, Ryan O'Rourke from Ironclad Coffee Roasters, and Bayardo Reyes, coffee farmer at Finca San Jose de las Nubes, Nicaragua who is town for a business trip with Blanchard's. 

Blanchard's will also serve their coffee and hand out whole bean samples pre-screening, and Ellwood Thompson's will provide espresso chocolate cookies.

The film examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as “specialty.” It whisks audiences on a trip 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. A Film About Coffee bridges gaps both intellectual and geographical, evoking flavor and pleasure, and providing both as well.

Earlier Event: November 6
Slow Fish Festival
Later Event: February 10
FILM: SEED:The Untold Story

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