Stateless

Mikhail is a specialty coffee barista. But he’s stuck on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

He doesn’t want to be there and he’s trying to get off. But he can’t. There are boats …

Sofía

What were your dreams at 16? Sofía lives on a remote coffee farm in Nicaragua and hers is to be a great english translator.

But Sofía needs school …

Aquiares

In Central America, you can’t tell the story of coffee without mentioning war.

This is Alfonso. He's hugged Fidel Castro and President Reagan …

Tito

Tito lives on a mountain in Panama, is a rebel and doesn’t listen to anyone.

Which is why he makes a terrible decision: he buys a coffee farm instead of getting an education. Tito is now …

Amish

Raymond's family want him to spend his life using a horse instead of a car, to live off the grid and have little contact with the outside world.

But young Raymond is curious and explores the …

Berries and Lemon

Martin is the best barista in Kenya and has a dream to open a cafe. Except, he can't. Kenyans don't drink coffee.

But he has a plan: he’s going to win the World Barista Championships to …

Firefly

Murray is one of Ecuador's most famous coffee farmers. But there's a problem: he's only earning $2 profit from 250 espressos. How does he survive?

While he struggles, his farm is splashed …

Asheville

Sarah has just landed her dream job working as a barista for the best cafe in North Carolina.

Her cafe will soon be featured in the New York Times …

Welcome to Filter Stories!

The untold stories hidden in your cup of coffee. Each episode follows a unique personal story that reveal surprising aspects of the coffee world.

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