Climate change is recognized as a major threat to the survival of our world and it’s knocking our doors with all its reality today. The danger is now coming up for coffee and facing 2,5 billion people with a question that nobody wants to hear: What if coffee doesn’t exist?
Coffee could become extinct if global warming continues on its current trajectory, according to a report by The Climate Institute. Wild coffee is expected to be wiped from the face of the planet by the year 2080. By 2050, the amount of suitable coffee farmland is expected to have halved due to rising temperatures.
Starting with this reality, ‘People of Coffee’, takes an introspective trip through the world of coffee in Brazil and Colombia showing all the process that coffee goes through from cherry to the cup. Covering the pickers, through the roasters, telling the coffee itself and unknown stories of those people working for coffee. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts on coffee and makes a compelling call for bold action!