Support the Coffee Documentary, “Drip”!

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There are just a few more days in the #30DaysOfEspresso campaign that the filmmakers behind “Drip” have going on Kickstarter! The campaign officially ends on April 2. With a goal of $50,000, they’re just over $10,000 short. This film is totally worth supporting, guys!

Check out the awesome original artwork that "Drip" has going for it. Recognize anyone?

Check out the awesome original artwork that “Drip” has going for it. Recognize anyone?

Described as “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” meets “Spellbound,” “Drip” follows Los Angeles’ most renowned baristas as they compete in the race toward the World Barista Championship. The focus of the Kickstarter campaign is to raise $50,000 total in crucial post-production money to cover editing, color correction, follow-up interviews, crew payments, audio licensing, and more.

2013 Southwest Barista Champion Eden Marie, pictured, is featured in the film, "Drip."

2013 Southwest Barista Champion Eden Marie, pictured, is featured in the film, “Drip.”

“Far too often we forget to look at the people who create the things we love. I wanted to make a film that not only showed how artisanal coffee has become, but one that also shines a light on the craftsman who have devoted their lives to it,” says director Rock Baijnauth. Referring to the campaign specifically, he continues, “With it’s massive reach, Kickstarter has been a wonderful way for us to get people talking about our project and there’s this deep level of trust attached to the Kickstarter platform that is hard to find elsewhere. ”

The dollars and cents: "Drip" organizers are very upfront about the money they need to complete the project and what it will be used for.

The dollars and cents: “Drip” organizers are very upfront about the money they need to complete the project and what it will be used for.

According to the statement:

Also wrapping up within the week is the #30DaysOfEspresso, project, where producer Jimmy Nguyen hits up a different coffeehouse with a new friend every day for the entire Kickstarter campaign. Check out #DripTheFilm on Instagram to follow his #30DaysOfEspresso adventure. If you would like to visit a coffee shop with Producer Jimmy Nguyen OR have a coffee shop suggestion (during the duration of Kickstarter), please message jimmy at dripthefilm dot com. The 22 locations attended so far include Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Co. Jones Coffee Roasters, Cafe Dulce and Two Guns Espresso. Extended photo albums and recommendations per coffee shop can be found on DRIP’s Facebook Page.

Head to “Drip”‘s Kickstarter page and support the film!

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Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.