Big and Small in El Salvador: Part 1

28 minutes

20 years ago specialty coffee patted itself on the back for saving coffee farmers, both big and small, from the misery of low coffee prices.

But what's it like for a small coffee farmer getting into this specialty coffee club today?

We dive into El Salvador’s Cup of Excellence to contrast the experience of two producers.


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Piano music composed and performed by James Harper

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A big thanks to: Maria Zoila Pineda de Rivera, Oscar Rivera, Marco Ariz, Ignacio Gutiérrez

Editorial thanks: Janina Grabs, Jenn Rugolo, Tina Ghelani, Adam Harper

Maria was acted by Ana Kavalis

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