Event Series #2 - Black Gold Documentary & Discussion
Purpose of this Event
BLACK GOLD - Documentary
Producer: Marc Francis, Nick Francis (Speakit Films)
Cast: Tadesse Meskela, Oromia Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union
Duration: 74 mins
Multinational coffee companies rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate an industry worth over $80 billion. This makes coffee the most traded commodity in the world after oil. But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields. Nowhere is this paradox more evident than in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Black Gold is a documentary shown at the London film festival which takes you to the coffee fields in Ethiopia, to the commodity exchanges, and to the fashionable cafes in New York and London. It will wake you up and make you examine what you are really drinking.
20-30 people including consumers, coffee roasters, retailers, marketeers, baristas, trainers, NGOs, Cafe owners & operators, media.
When & Where
We are the Hong Kong Sustainable Coffee Team, part of Hong Kong Coffee Culture Exchange Association (HKCCEA). HKCCEA is a non-profit organization promoting coffee culture & knowledge. We organize various events including coffee tasting workshops, roasting workshops, coffee walks, happy hour gatherings, as well as the Hong Kong Sustainable Coffee Forum.