Coffee Documentary: The Hands we Cannot See

Coffee Documentary Hands We Cannot See

Travis Lee Ratcliff shows a «portrait of the hidden humanity that exists in every stage of growing and harvesting coffee» in Nicaragua.

Most of the times we are having our coffee in the morning – or afternoon, or even during every single moment we have free time during the day (we feel you coffee addicts) – we do not even think how it arrives to our cups. The faces of the people that harvested it. Their hands. What were they thinking? How are their lives?

The experience

That was one of the main reasons why Coffee Museum was built: to show all of you that there is more to coffee than what you think or are able to see in naked eye.

Being on the field while making our short coffee documentary Manuel and the rest of the photography exhibits you can visit here about Sao Tome and Principe was an eye opening even for us. We never thought this could be so hard. It had never crossed our minds that the love people have for coffee since the grow of its seed.

And, for sure, that knowledge made us built this online museum with another kind of love: not only the love for coffee, its taste and how it makes us feel, but also, our gratitude for the people that work so that we can have it every morning.

Short Coffee Documentary «The Hands we Cannot See»

So, for us, it was very heart full the moment we received an e-mail from a very humble film director showing us its vision of the people who make coffee in Nicaragua.

Travis Lee Ratcliff, the director of the coffee documentary «The Hands we Cannot See» explains it in a very simple manner:

«A portrait of the hidden humanity that exists in every stage of growing and harvesting coffee. Filmed in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua in 2017.»

«Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth. For most of us, it is a daily ritual. Yet so often we do not think about the humanity engaged in bringing us this luxury we take for granted. In “The Hands We Cannot See” we’ve tried to honor and elevate the lives of workers by focusing on the little human details of their work in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua as we follow a bean on its journey to the cup.»

In fact, while watching this coffee documentary, you can almost feel those hearts beating. The way the story is told to you, it sounds almost like poetry. Everything is quiet. You have glimpses of the workers alone, being themselves, and then, while at work, and everything is soft and full of love.

Our team loved it from the beginning. And, for sure, we had to share it with you so that you know, too, some more of the faces and hands of the people who work to bring your amazing cup of joe.

Coffee Museum is some of this, some of that. It is a large community of coffee lovers all around the world. Sharing stories with the main goal to get to know the faces behind our morning coffee. Being able to share with a wide audience like ours projects like these fill our hearts with joy.

Thank you for supporting us, and being there. Any thoughts you would like to share with us? About our work, or this coffee documentary? If you do, feel free to write them on the comments below.

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  1. Businessonlinepharmacy
    Businessonlinepharmacy says:

    Buenas compañeros. Es indudable que el comunicado de la llamada Marea, Mara o Mareado Socialista como se llame, expresa aspectos totalmente alejados de la realidad de lo que pasa en Nicaragua, solamente hay que conocer quienes con mucho ahínco apoyan el golpe suave contra un gobierno legítimamente constituido en Nicaragua (EE.UU; Costa Rica; Colombia; Perú, etc) en los Organismos Internacionales llámese OEA ONU; y así se sabe si dicho movimiento es en realidad una insurrección popular, cuando EE.UU se ubica detrás de una posición nunca será un movimiento popular, hay que recordar que siempre existen vende patrias que utilizan los yanquis en los países que quieren derrocar gobiernos, además es sabido que EE. UU siempre ha tenido una obsesión hacia Nicaragua, desde 1856, hay que analizar compañeros. Saludos

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