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May 24, 2023


The aroma of a story: interview with the creators of the Más que un café documentary (Spanish language article)

These five audiovisual producers are, also and above all, five coffee producers, and the project that, after a long wait imposed by the pandemic, has finally premiered nationwide. With three days of exhibitions and activities to honor their efforts, this short documentary film was produced by Needle + Frame with the support of Bean Voyage. Through brief segments, written and produced by each creator, the admirable coffee farmers share the essence of who they are, the why of their efforts, their challenges, triumphs, and hopes. This gives the production process behind each mug a human dimension. (Excerpt translated from Spanish.)

May 23, 2023

Comunidad 870 UCR

Get to know the Más que un café documentary (Spanish language Facebook interview)

Spanish language video interview with Ericka Mora and Arleen Jiménez, two of the five Stronger Than Coffee filmmakers.

May 23, 2023

La República

Documentary that reveals the power of women in the coffee industry screens today (Spanish language article)

The documentary 'Más que un café' seeks to bring greater visibility of Costa Rican women in the coffee industry. It is screening today through the 25th in various locations throughout the country. (Excerpt translated from Spanish.)

May 11, 2023


Documentary 'Más que un café' will be screening at the end of May (Spanish language article) 

During the 23, 24, and 25th of May, the short documentary film Más que un café will be shown as part of a series of events that seek to bring visibility to the  Costa Rican women coffee producers Ericka Mora, Arleen Jiménez, Margoth Rivera, Tatiana Vargas, and María Jiménez. They wrote, directed, and edited each of their respective segments of the audiovisual project. (Excerpt translated from Spanish.) 

May 16, 2023

Radio UCR

Short Films by Coffee Producers (Spanish language radio interview)

Spanish language radio interview with Margoth Rivera and Tatiana Vargas, two of the five Stronger Than Coffee filmmakers.

May 5, 2023

Documentary produced by Costa Rican women coffee producers arrives at theaters around the country (Spanish language article) 

On May 23, 24, and 25th, special screening venues in Costa Rica will show the documentary 'Más que un café,' which shares the realities and lived experiences of five women coffee producers creating and growing their coffee businesses. (Excerpt translated from Spanish.)

October 28, 2022


Denver's First Bilingual, Guatemalan-Inspired Coffee Shop Opens November 1. 

On November 17, Convivo will host the premiere of Denver-based Needle & Frame's documentary, Stronger than Coffee. Tickets include a screening of the 25-minute long film, a tasting of coffees produced by women in the film and a panel discussion to follow.

August 19, 2022

Canal Altavisión

The stories behind the region's women coffee producers (Spanish language video)

Más que un café is the name of a short film that will share the stories of five women coffee producers from our region. The project involves Ericka, Tatiana, Arleen, María, and Margoth, who spent two years learning to record footage, write scripts, and document the stories of their families, daily work, and personal challenges. (Excerpt translated from Spanish.)

July 21, 2022


The First-Ever Womxn-Powered Coffee Summit Is Coming To Costa Rica

The discussions will focus on issues affecting specialty coffee from the perspectives of women....There will also be a roaster round table and a conversation with the makers of the documentary Mas Que Un Cafe 

November 17, 2021

Daily Coffee News

‘Stronger Than Coffee’ Documentary Puts Stories in the Hands of Women Producers

While the women are the subject of each of the short films within the series, they are also in some ways the directors, courtesy of a participatory film project in collaboration with the Denver-based progressive film and marketing collective Needle + Frame and the Costa Rica-based, women-farmer-focused nonprofit Bean Voyage.

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