The Coffee Hunter

Roland Fraval & Jeff Hann of Jeraff have been working on a documentary about coffee – and many other things besides! Here’s some info about their project, and a trailer on their soon-to-be-released 2016 film – The Coffee Hunter. Go HERE for more info about Jeraff, and their work.

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It’s 4:30am in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. The sun is still hours from rising, and Sasa Sestic of Ona Coffee and Project Origin is excited. Like a small child, dancing on the spot, he impatiently waits to get in the car to go and visit the local coffee growers, quiz them about their growing, picking and drying techniques and, most importantly, get to know the people behind the processes. Sasa is here, in this remote corner of the world, following his passion, driven by his obsession and guided by his knowledge, hunting for the Holy Grail of coffee… the perfect cup.

From the birthplace of coffee in Ethiopia to the origin of the specialty coffee movement in Seattle, where in 2015 Sasa represented Australia in the 2015 World Barista Championships, it has been quite a journey for a man that immigrated to Australia from his war-torn homeland of Bosnia to play European Handball in the 2000 Sydney Olympics for his newly adopted country. The Coffee Hunter follows Sasa on his journey to the World Barista Championships, through coffee hunting trips to Ethiopia, Honduras (where Sasa owns a coffee farm) and Colombia and the countless hours spent training for the competition. The film explores the world of specialty coffee through the eyes of Sasa and looks at what makes this man unique within an industry full of exceptional individuals.