A documentary about the specialty coffee revolution in Paris.
Paris. A city considered among the best on the planet for wine, cuisine, beauty, fashion. But its coffee? The worst. The City of Light's dirty little secret, long known to those who love coffee, is that the stuff served in Paris' 7,000 traditional cafés, romantic charm aside, is in the words of one reviewer "ashy swill." Until recently, specialty coffee in Paris meant either Starbucks or Nespresso. And the term barista? It didn't exist.
But now a merry band of well-traveled coffee rebels are trying to change all that. Against all odds, they are opening cool little indie coffee shops in Paris' up-and-coming 'hoods, bringing together Aussie, American, Belgian and Scandinavian influences to create a distinctive, decidedly French new-wave coffee scene. They are the upstart Davids vs. the Goliath of a centuries-old café system. This is their story.