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!