the more you use, the more you get back

Regular visitors to TBTP may know that my most recent obsession has been roasting my own coffee beans. Fortunately it’s a pursuit that’s heartily supported by friends and family who benefit from the hours of exploration and experimentation. While researching all things coffee, I sometimes stumble upon quirky coffee related stuff such as the odd little film below. Good Strong Coffee appears to be a short film created in 1968 to market coffee as a product rather than one specific brand. From what I can gather, the brief film was meant to be shown in British cinemas. Although I haven’t discovered who directed this gem, I don’t doubt that the creator was influenced by Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 Pop-noir film Blow-up and the classic TV show The Prisoner. It’s well worth two minutes of your time for this slice of 60s culture. And if you are a true coffee and/or cinema fan, stay for the feature film Coffee and Cigarettes, Jim Jarmusch’s 2003 cult fave. It’s got Tom Waits, Steve Coogan, Cate Blanchett, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, and Bill Murray.

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2 Responses to the more you use, the more you get back

  1. Sherry Felix says:

    We met a coffee farmer in Boquette, Panama who used an old clothes dryer drum as part of his kit. That coffee was the best. He won best coffee of the world. Beating out Hawaii. Best of luck with yours.

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