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The Treasure of the Tropics
Description: A film about coffee production in Brazil in the 1920s.

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Clip #: TFA-187A
Length: 29.52
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Region: South America
Country: Brazil
City: Sao Paolo
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1920s, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro aerials, palm tree lined street, Sao Paulo buildings, coffee trees in fazenda plantations, forest being cleared by oxen, deforestation, coffee crop field, coffee nursery, worker planting seeds, worker making basket, worker transplanting coffee plants into basket, worker planting basket in soil, planted coffee plant protected from moisture evaporation, cultivation, man examining fruit on coffee tree, elderly farmhand drinking cup of coffee, blossoming trees, burning cotton seed oil and pitch, agricultural workers working in the field, harvesting, coffee crop, manual labor, raking, ethnic diversity, Brazilians, Japanese, Italians, female workers, mothers and babies, picking crops, smiling, sifting coffee berries, hands holding berries, workers lifting and emptying containers of coffee berries into cart, workers washing berries, worker washing berries in canal, worker loading berries from canal into perforated bottom barrels and transporting, worker spreading out berries on ground, hands holding dried berries, coffee bean, coffee processing, pulping, washing process, agricultural worker washing pulped coffee, machines separating pulp from pits, workers carrying and dumping coffee into sorting machine, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sao Paulo railway, train pov railroad tracks, Port of Santos, Rue de Novembro, Rua 15 de Novembro, workers prepping coffee, workers weighing sacks of coffee, longshoremen carrying sacks of coffee and throwing down hatch, longshoremen carrying multiple sacks, sacks being transported on conveyor belt to ship hold, cargo ship, longshoremen hoisting and unloading sacks of raw coffee out of ship hold, coffee roasting factory, man examining sacks of coffee, worker emptying coffee sacks into roasting machine, worker roasting coffee in machine, worker cooling coffee, man pouring coffee into cups on lazy Susan, coffee tasters tasting and spitting out coffee samples, coffee worker filling, weighing, and sealing sack of coffee beans on machine, factory machine packing Bokar coffee into cans, cans moving down conveyor belt, production line, workers putting cans into boxes, assembly line, worker stacking sealed boxes, woman in kitchen boiling coffee, woman making coffee with percolator, Bokar coffee, woman in kitchen making coffee with tricolator, stove top device similar to percolator, coffee brewing in tricolator on stove, woman frying egg next to tricolator, woman setting dining room table, woman seated at dining room table pouring coffee for other woman


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