Cascara Soda is a popular summer drink at Forloren Espresso. Cascara is the dried fruit that surrounds the coffee seed (or bean). It is normally thrown out during coffee bean processing in the producing countries, which is a shame as it tastes great and can serve as the base of many refreshing caffeinated drinks. This short film will show you how to make a simple refreshing concentrate - that can be used in other drinks besides Cascara Soda.
The video is shot entirely using an iPhone 5S and iPhone 8 in Forloren Espresso - a coffee shop in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It is shot in a very noisy room where the refrigerators can't be turned off during filming, and boilers are constantly making noise to keep water at optimal coffee brewing temperature. I therefore decided on a close placement microphone strategy and used the small RØDE SmartLav+ which was ideal for this purpose. I clipped it to a flexible rubberised "Gear Tie" strip from Nite Ize to absorb vibrations from the table. The voice over is done in the same room with a Røde M1 dynamic microphone - it is held close to the mouth to get as little room noise on the recording and I used an iRIG Pre HD xlr interface.