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Five top baristas find themselves pushing the limits of coffee perfection to win the National Barista Championship - a surreal competition where even one mistake is far too many. Once a year, thousands of baristas square off in competitions around the U.S., but only one will become the National Champion. BARISTA takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and enlightening look into the unimaginable world of coffee competitions and the passionate, lovable and quirky characters that devote their lives to them. If you think you know coffee - this film will make you think twice. These baristas take this universally beloved beverage seriously. Their passion for it can be felt through every frame of the film. BARISTA will take you beyond the drink and shine a light on a unique world very few of us ever knew existed.

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Critic Reviews for Barista

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  • Thanks to director Rock Baijnauth's playful, nonjudgmental approach to these obsessive characters, the whole enterprise comes across as endearingly -- and perhaps even admirably -- ridiculous, rather than laughably so.

    Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

    Andrew Barker

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  • I found the competition and the participants preposterous.

    Nov 5, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Baijnauth struck gold with his five baristas. Their collective passion steers the sometimes-unfocused narrative, and their perfectionist brushes with madness give this celebratory portrait a slight edge.

    Nov 5, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It captures the frustration and the longing of forever wanting more and better at the expense of casualness of being.

    Nov 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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A very interesting documentary on professional coffee baristas. It was intetesting to see just how passionate they are about making coffee and the lengths they will go for perfection and obviously to win.

Ian Walker
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