In case you’re not in the know, the TriBeCa Film Festival just opened this week in NYC.
In honor of this long-standing NYC cinema institution, we’ve decided to put together a list of our favorite coffee centered cinematic moments.
If you’re planning on stopping by, be sure to check out CUPS locations Billy’s Bakery and Crave Espresso for some delicious concoctions to make sure you don’t drift off during that three hour Albanian documentary (yes, we see you nodding off).
1. Coffee and Cigarettes – Strange to Meet You (Jim Jarmusch, 2003)
Because no “Coffee in Movies” list would be complete without it. And because this is the one scene in cinema history where you don’t feel like punching Roberto Benigni.
2. Pulp Fiction – That scene with the gourmet s*** (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
Cause Gourmet S*** is my favorite brand of coffee.
3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – The Opening Sequence (Blake Edwards, 1961)
Audrey Hepburn drinking coffee, eating a croissant and looking at jewelry. Hell, Audrey Hepburn doing just about anything.
4. The Green Hornet – Katu’s Coffee Machine (Michel Gondry, 2011)
Kinda makes that Alphadominche Steampunk look like a Nespresso, amiright?
5. A Film About Coffee (Brandon Loper, 2014)
67 minutes of straight up coffee porn. Sixty. Seven. Minutes.
6. Role Models – That Starbucks spoof scene (David Wain, 2008)
Preach, Paul Rudd, preach!
7. The Innkeepers – That Scene with Lena Dunham (Ti West, 2011)
Ok, so I wouldn’t say this was a “good” scene. Or even a coffee scene for that matter. But it is proof that Lena Dunham is Hanna Horbath and Hanna Horbath is Lena Dunham and I’m so over “GIRLS”.
8. Kicking and Screaming – That Scene with the Half Caf (Jesse Dylan, 2005)
I seriously have never met anyone who orders Half-Caf. And hope I never will.
9. Daybreakers – That Scene with the blood in the coffee (The Spierig Brothers, 2009)
Still better than Half-Caf.
10. Men In Black – That Scene with the aliens making coffee (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1997)
The only way aliens should be allowed to stay on Earth is if they make coffee for us.