Back in April, it was reported that Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired North American rights to Rock Baijnauth’s documentary “Barista,” a look at the world of coffee competitions. We now have a final trailer ahead of its release on November 6th. Director Baijnauth combines his love and passion for filmmaking with this behind the scenes look at the National Barista Championship and some of the rising stars in coffee making game.
Unbeknownst to many, thousands of baristas go head to head in competitions around the country with the hopes to step into the ring for the national title. The film takes viewers along for the ride as five of the top contenders prep for the main event. In line with the approach that the film “Somm” (another Samuel Goldwyn doc) took with wine, “Barista” takes you beyond the beloved caffeinated beverage and opens up a world that not many knew existed.
“Barista” will premiere in select theaters as well as be available on iTunes and on demand November 6th.