(December 19, 2011) According to founder, Lawrence Solomon, the niche coffee market Green Beanery supports, opens up a world of taste that allows small, independent coffee farmers around the globe to flourish, which, in turn, ensures genetic diversity in the Earth’s store of coffee.
(July 6, 2011) As is so often the case, regulations engender unitended consequences, hypocrisies, and hurdles that more often than not end up harming the little guy.
(May 14, 2011) Coffee is one of our guilty pleasures, and not only because of the calories that can be packed into a double latte. Many of us feel guilty that our pleasure is coming at the expense of the Third World coffee farmer, so much so that we gladly pay more for “fair trade” coffee, which certifies that farmers receive more revenue for their crop.
This report is a first attempt to increase understanding of the social impacts of environmentally-driven trade.