“If it’s not that, I don’t know what I’m going to do,” he added.
“He” is Georgi Benkovski. The author of the note is Zahari Stoyanov. The story is the story of our struggle for freedom, transformed into the new film of our great director and screenwriter Georgi Dyulgerov’s “Notes on a Betrayal”.
Inspired by this small but important highlight of Benkovski’s life – his favorite coffee, we at DABOV created a special blend for the premiere of the film.
It is limited, to only 2,500 packs and will be available to try from 0.09.2023 in our stores.
Why Benkovski’s Coffee?
It was a big surprise for us to learn that coffee was Benkovski’s favorite drink. Until now, we have known him as a brave, self-sacrificing man who inspired hundreds of people to rise up in revolution. But he was also a real, ordinary person with his habits, such as drinking a lot of coffee.
Zahari Stoyanov also writes:
“Benkovski didn’t go to sleep. He dozed off for a few minutes in the chair, against his will, and as soon as he woke up, he called the owner of the house to make coffee. According to grandmother Stojkovitsa’s stories, in one night he drank about 20-23 coffees and he walked around the room all night…“
This coffee must have been strong, certainly prepared in a cezve, as was the order of the time. Coffee with a revolutionary taste…
When we combined the different coffee varieties for this unique blend, we were looking for a challenging, distinct taste, with a memorable aroma and boldness. In it, you will find notes of toffee, biscuits, cocoa liquor, and hazelnut. Of course, it is best to prepare “Benkovski’s Coffee” on a cezve, as they did it for him.
More about the movie “Notes on a Betrayal”
Ten years after the Liberation, Zahari Stoyanov met at Georgi Benkovski’s lobby his traitor, Grandfather Valyu – one of the many with a passion for freedom, but failed to overcome themselves and became violators of the principles of loyalty.
In its 94 minutes, the film offers a faithful to Zahari Stoyanov’s memories a look at his meeting with Benkovsky, his attempts to organize people who have not been taught so far – young, straight children, inexperienced, ignorant, unable, each special, reached a different place in your path as a person wanting freedom or not quite.
“This film is about a great friendship between two strong, dignified men. For the freedom inside and outside us, about the impossibility of being free if inside you are a slave – no matter who. Zahari Stoyanov does not forgive Dyado’s betrayal of Valyu, he appealed to him. He appealed to him because he does not believe that we Bulgarians are traitors tribe. He believes that everyone has their own path.And the history of a people is exactly that – a series of very personal stories and difficult paths, which ultimately show us what stages we have gone through in our development as a people,” says Prof. Georgi Dyulgerov, director and screenwriter of the movie.
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