Making Contact

Coffee: Trouble Brewing? (Encore)

coffee-918926_960_720It’s the second most-traded commodity in the world after oil but how much do you think about your cup of coffee? From coffee farmers in Colombia to the trash produced by your single-cup coffee machine, Making Contact and Green Grid Radio team up to count the costs of your morning cup o’joe.

Jairo Martinez, Mariana Cruz, Suzana Angarita, coffee farmers; Jeff Goldman, former executive director Fairtrade Resource Network, Jeff Chean, Principal and Chief Coffee Guy Groundworks Roasters;  John Hazen, single-cup coffee machine owner; Rebecca Jewell, recycling program manager for Davis Street Transfer Station

Host: George Lavender and Mallory Smith

Producers: Andrew Stelzer, Laura Flynn, George Lavender, Jasmin Lopez

Contributing Producers: Jennifer Dunn, Mallory Smith,

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman

Web Editor: Kwan Booth

More information:

Fair trade lite: Fair Trade USA moves away from worker co-ops

Hijacked Organic, Limited Local, Faulty Fair Trade

Groundwork Coffee

Roundup on the Fair Trade USA/FLO Split

FWP’s Statement on Fair Trade USA s Resignation from Fairtrade International (FLO)

A Schism Over Fair Trade

A Brewing Problem

Your Coffee Pods Dirty Secret

Kill the K-Cup


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