Making Contact

Coffee: Trouble Brewing?

It’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.

Featuring:
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

MUSIC:
“Pensacola Twilight” by Lee Rosevere
“Cafetero” by Christian Martinez
Artist: Blue Dot Sessions
Song: Grand Caravan
Sessions is licensed under aAttribution-NonCommercial License.
Artist: Hot Fire
Song: Them Never Love No Bans
La Boite A Sons – Contest Contributions by Various Artists [LibreCommeLair] is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

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