Summary

"An entertaining and thought-provoking way to address how coffee consumption affects the wider world" - Caffeine Magazine

"Quality production and compassionate, well-researched presentation" - Daily Coffee News

"These are untold stories, the sort you won’t find in glossy Instagram posts" - European Coffee Trip

James Harper is a coffee professional and storyteller who travels the world to reveal the truth behind our morning coffees.

Each episode takes over 100 hours to make and sheds a light on the stories of people hidden in the shadows of the coffee industry.

These stories reveal how the coffee you choose in the morning impacts tens of millions of people on the other side of the world.

Stories range from a stateless barista stuck on a faraway island, to an award winning coffee grower earning just $2 profit from 250 espressos, to a coffee producer who is almost murdered three times during a civil war.

See the behind-the-scenes stories on Instagram: www.instagram.com/filterstoriespodcast.

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About the Host

James Harper

James Harper

Founder

An Italian Australian with a British twang, James fell in love with coffee as a teenager in Italy. He's worked across the coffee world but kept running against the same problem: nobody knew what was really happening. So he went off to uncover the reality and discovered uncomfortable, hidden truths. Armed with these stories and a background in storytelling, James started Filter Stories to help coffee drinkers understand how their morning cup of coffee impacts tens of millions of people.

Reviews

Apple Podcasts UK

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Caffeine

An entertaining and thought-provoking way to address how coffee consumption affects the wider world.

The Little Black Coffee Cup

These stories are delightful, entertaining, frightening, funny, and sometimes heartbreaking—but that’s the point of sharing stories isn’t it—to help us feel something.

Daily Coffee News

Quality production and compassionate, well-researched presentation.

European Coffee Trip

These are untold stories, the sort you won’t find in glossy Instagram posts.

Kickstarter

280% funded on Kickstarter. "Projects We Love" staff pick.

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Start listening to Big and Small in El Salvador: Part 1
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Start listening to Big and Small in El Salvador: Part 1
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