vita hit coffee fest d.c. hard and fast – four days – much coffee – much indulgence…
the first in a series of four videos taken while in brazil – sourcing coffee and cooking, eating, and talking at length with dozens of coffee farmers. for the long(ish) brazil essay and photos click here
. in this video watch as the award winning coffee of carmo de minas
is picked and sorted prior to processing. and as preparations for the feijoada one pot feast begin.
caffe vita + one pot on location: brazil I from hebberoy on Vimeo.
watch as beans are delivered from the surrounding hills, processed through the washing station and dried on the expansive drying porches. the darker beans are what the brazilians call “naturals” and the golden beans are referred to as “washed” – see coffee glossary for more info.
caffe vita + one pot on location: brazil II from hebberoy on Vimeo.
this video shows the different cuts of meat and sausage used in the traditional brazilian dish feijoada – a one pot preparation that is now considered the national dish of brazil but was first prepared on the coffee plantations of brazil – a humble dish prepared by the slaves with whatever scraps of meat that could be found. click here for a recipe
caffe vita + one pot on location: brazil III from hebberoy on Vimeo.
the feijoada feast. as soon as we hit the table the conversation began – we learned much about the farmers, their lives, and the hopeful/tragic drama that underlines coffee in brazil. click here to read the essay brazil: dark shadows in paradise
caffe vita + one pot on location: brazil IIII from hebberoy on Vimeo.
our time in guatemala was intense, disorienting, and beautiful – a bit like the place itself. here is a video montage of our time in this coffee-rich war-torn land. for further reading and evocative images – guatemala: ak-47s and bitter water.
caffe vita + one pot on location: guatemala from hebberoy on Vimeo.