Coffee Wars was an enjoyable watch. The theme centres around Jo who Is a strong advocate of Oat Milk.
For the first ten or fifteen minutes I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy the film as the colour palette , voice over, general cinematography and set design took a bit of getting used but as the film went on it was clear to see that the style really did suit the story being told.
Jo moved out of her parents place, who own a successfully diary producing farm in their own right, to open an independent vegan coffee shop. As she and her shop begin to struggle financially, Jo has to decide whether to enter the World Barista Championships that she's previously had issues with, not least because Oat Milk is banned in many aspects of the competition.
The film tests Jo's beliefs and principles as well as those of her friends and employed whilst also taking a look at some of the faults of high street chains and it did it all in the setting of a quirky independent coffee shop.
The support characters do a good job of bringing enough laughs and charm to the film although they can be over the top in certain places.
The visuals during the coffee making scenes are great. I especially enjoyed the underground coffee battle scene, my favourite scene of the movie.
Whilst it took a bit of getting used to, Coffee Wars won me over as an enjoyable comedy with a decent message. I hear all that all profits will be donated to charity, good on the team for that one.
Coffee aficionado Jo is doing her best to stay afloat running her own coffee shop alongside a band of unpredictable colleagues, but nothing seems to be going her way. She can make a latte better than anyone, but her customers have trouble getting past one thing: her coffee shop is vegan. Drowning in debt and with everything on the line, Jo and her team of misfits gear up as the underdogs for the World Barista Championships, where she'll face her "full fat full cream" archrival Rudy . Jo will finally have a chance to prove herself in the dairy-dominated world of coffee, and, most importantly, win the big cash prize.
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