Coffee Comes Alive

"Coffee Comes Alive takes you on an engaging adventure into the mountains of southern Mexico to hear from the people who produce coffee. Learn about where coffee comes from, how it is produced and how your coffee choices make a difference. This lively and entertaining documentary gives voice and spirit to coffee – contrasting the values, social conditions and environmental practices of conventional versus fair trade coffee production. It explores the success of one Mexican Fair Trade Coffee Coop (UCIRI) and the potential of others, illustrating how fair trade purchasing can empower and improve the lives of third world producers living in poverty. It is fun and enlightening for any coffee drinker, concerned citizen or high school, university, or community group."

Filmmaker Biography

Evan Warner is a 4th year film studies student in the School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.

Alan Warner is an environmental educator and assistant professor in the School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. This is their first documentary.

Screening History

Coffee Comes Alive has screened in several small film festivals in the maritime provinces.

Coffee Comes Alive is part of the Just Us! Fair Trade Museum in Grand Pré, Nova Soctia.

However, more exciting, Coffee comes alive has been picked up by the Nova Scotia School Board and is becoming part of the social studies curriculum for high school students across the province!


Coffee Comes Alive includes an educational package and game targeted at high school students and adults alike. For more information on how to obtain the video or educational package please contact the Just Us! Development & Education Society.


11865 Hwy #1
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
TEL: (902) 542-7474 (x235)
FAX: (902) 542-4436

Technical Specifications

Original Format: MiniDV
Screening Formats: DVD (english)
Sound: Dolby Stereo 2.0