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Coffee From Brazil To You
Description: A film from the late 1930s about the production of Coffee in Brazil.
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Clip #: TFA-300D
Length: 20:20
Year: 1938
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: South America
Country: Brazil
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 16mm
1930s, Brazil, coffee, map of Central and South America, prominent coffee growing regions in Souther Brazil highlighted, rolling surf, coffee fazenda, coffee plantation, Santos, Port of Santos, street scene, train, São Paulo, Luz Train Station, street scenes, train continuing on, Central Mountain Plateau, car driving into estate, area being cleared of trees and underbrush, plantation workers cutting down underbrush and burning area, terra rossa soil, seeds growing in large shaded nurseries, seeds from carefully selected trees, male worker planting seeds in beds, worker inspecting seeds that have germinated, plants transplanted into a different bed after reaching 8 inches, six month old plants transplanted into baskets, man planting basket holding 18 month old tree into hole in ground and digging ditch around coffee tree, man examining matured trees, workers weeding and fertilizing trees, blossoming coffee trees, fully developed coffee tree, coffee tree berries, cherries, workers placing canvas on ground to catch berries falling from trees, pickers, male and female workers picking berries from trees and removing leaves and branches from collection of berries on canvas, female worker tossing berries in sieve to remove debris and pouring into sack, male worker hoisting sack of berries onto shoulder and carrying away from field, mule wagon loaded with sacks of berries arriving at coffee plantation storage tanks, workers unloading sacks from wagon and emptying into storage tank filling with water, intricate system of canals floating berries to washing tanks, workers using wooden rakes to agitate coffee berries in washing tanks, soaked berries being transported to rotary washer and undergoing vigorous washing process, coffee berries falling into carts which are pushed to drying area, workers laying out berries to dry in sun on large concrete patios, workers raking berries to ensure even drying and protect from rain, workers raking berries into piles and covering with canvas, dried berries ready to be separated from outer protective covering, hulling and processing plant, worker using hulling machine, coffee beans being graded by size in automatic sizing machine, girls further inspecting beans, sacks of beans being weighed, workers removing sack of coffee beans from sacks stacked in plantation warehouse, sacks of coffee transported on truck being loaded into railroad freight car to be transported to Port of Santos, São Paulo cityscape, modern skyscrapers, Municipal Theatre of São Paulo, Municipal Opera House, Museu do Ipiranga, Ipiranga Museum, pedestrians walking through park, São Paulo Coffee Institute, warehouses of National Coffee Department, Santos cityscape, Port of Santos, container ships, Coffee Exchange, Bolsa Oficial de Café, coffee brokers selling coffee on streets and in exporters offices, coffee samples being examined and graded by graders in exporters office, samples being roasted and tasted, coffee warehouses on docks, workers removing sacks of coffee from stack and loading onto trucks, trucks transporting sacks of coffee to docks, sacks of coffee being loaded onto cargo ship, ship leaving port and arriving in New York City, stevedores unloading sacks of coffee from hold and stacked in particular sections as directed by foreman, importer sampling coffee from sacks, new shipments of coffee transferred to roasting plant, automatic machinery lifting sacks to storage room, coffees of different types being blended with automatic machinery, coffee released to roasting cylinders, once properly roasted the coffee being discharged into cooling pans where it is constantly stirred while cooling before being released for packaging, workers packaging bags of coffee into boxes using automatic weighing, packaging and sealing machinery, woman removing coffee percolator from stove and pouring into cups for herself and man seated at table, man and woman seated at table drinking coffee and eating breakfast

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