Hungarian coffee cinematographers Kavekalmar are back at it again with a new video about making espresso by hand. It’s a little less ambitious than their last video project, but the above mountain of spent espresso pucks shows just some of the sacrifices one has to make in the name of art. We’ve long been advocates of hand-grinding, but now we want snag a lever machine for the Compass lab. Watch the video below and see if you don’t as well.
What happens when you plant 100 coffee cherries you picked in Costa Rica? Turns out some pretty crazy stuff. Kávékalmár, the same creative team behind these genre-defining short films, just released a project 150 days in the making.
Edited down from over 200,000 frames of footage, SPROUT features a time elapse of the first months of a coffee tree’s life. We watch as coffee beans eerily emerge from the soil in an almost zombie-like fashion. Then, in a surprise burst of color, the first leaves appear.
For all the seed-to-cup education that has taken place over the last decade, few coffee drinkers have any meaningful connection to the agricultural processes that produce their morning cup. SPROUT offers a rare glimpse at those first, precious steps. Hats off to Gabor Laczko and company, who continue to outdo themselves!