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Your Call: How does fair trade coffee affect the lives of small scale farmers?

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On the September 7th edition of Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had about Connected by Coffee, a documentary about the lives and history of the people who grow coffee.

Over a billion cups of coffee are consumed every day. The industry is worth over $100 billion, but most rural coffee growers live in poverty. What can we do to support farmers using fairly traded coffee as a tool for social justice? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Chelsea Dennis, producer of Connected by Coffee

Matt Earley, co-founder of the Just Coffee Cooperative  in Madison, Wisconsin

Rich Soenksen, co-owner of the Ubuntu Coffee Cooperative in Emeryville

Web Resources:

Connected by Coffee