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What Perfection Means to the World's Most Obsessive Coffee Geeks

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Watch a new clip from the film 'Barista'

Barista, the newest feature length film about the craft of coffee roasting, brewing, and serving, opened in select theaters last month. Nowness snagged a choice clip from the film in which a narrator explains the history of coffee culture in America and why many in the industry are referring to today's newfound obsession with roasts, flavors, and latte art as the third wave. Watch on to learn how America got here — albeit with a sort of tongue-in-cheek seriousness — from freeze dried Folgers to Starbucks and Peet's to cupping sessions and tasting notes that mimic those of fine wine.

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