For the better part of two decades, Paris resisted the specialty coffee boom that swept the globe and earned a reputation for very bad coffee. The New York Times called it "ashy swill." Coffee aficionados asked "why does the coffee in Paris suck so bad?" And bloggers declared that "no self-respecting coffee drinker should have to subject themselves to overpriced Parisian sludge served with a sneer."

Now a passionate band of coffee rebels are opening hip little indie shops across the city, each of them determined to bring good coffee and a fresh vibe to the world's most celebrated café culture. And Paris Coffee Project sat down with each of them.

A documentary series for people who love Paris, coffee, and young visionaries willing to risk it all for a dream, Paris Coffee Project strives to capture this revolutionary moment — the moment when New Wave cafés took Paris by storm.

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Paris Coffee Project

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Paris Coffee Project is a documentary series about the brotherhood of indie coffee rebels who are shaking up the world's most celebrated café culture.

Those who love coffee have long known Paris' dirty little secret: really bad coffee. And for the…


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Paris Coffee Project is a documentary series about the brotherhood of indie coffee rebels who are shaking up the world's most celebrated café culture.

Those who love coffee have long known Paris' dirty little secret: really bad coffee. And for the better part of two decades, Paris resisted the specialty coffee boom that swept the globe. Now a passionate band of coffee rebels are opening independent coffee shops that are challenging the accepted norms of what a Parisian cafe should be. The Paris Coffee Project captures this revolutionary moment — the moment when New Wave cafés took Paris by storm.

Like the French New Wave filmmakers of the '60s, the entrepreneurial baristas behind the little indie cafés popping up all over Paris are every bit as rebellious. In their quest to bring good coffee to Paris, they're challenging accepted norms and experimenting with the very concept and form of what a Parisian café is — opening the eyes (and blowing the minds) of locals and tourists alike.

They're Paris' hip, indie alternative to the more established, traditional, centuries-old cafes. Parisian cafes for a new generation. Featuring barista interviews and footage from: Belleville Brulerie, The Broken Arm, Cafe Lomi, La Cafeotheque, Loustic, Craft, Fondation, Holybelly, KB Cafe, Lockwood, Strada and more. Take a look when you have your next coffee and get a feel for the vibe of the artisanal coffee shops taking Paris by storm, as well as the rebels behind the movement.

Learn more at pariscoffeeproject.com.

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