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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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
We meet a man who came from humble beginnings who has achieved what Armando and Maria have only ever dreamed about.
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Imagine you’re a coffee buyer on a mission to buy Salvadoran coffee. We visit Armando and Maria’s farms. Which farm would you choose to buy from?
Gerry's cafe failed.
We investigate why by putting ourselves in Gerry's shoes and experiencing the coffee world as a blind man.
Gerry’s roastery: http://www.theunseenbean.com/
Gerry has a disability that keeps 2 in 3 adults out of full time work.
But Gerry demolishes expectations over and over again.
What do you do when you want to buy a cafe but your country is collapsing around you?
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Mikhail is a specialty coffee barista. But he’s stuck on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
He doesn’t want to be there and he’s trying to get off. But he can’t. There are boats …