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It's Bean Too Hot highlights coffee growers responding to the climate crisis

Sammy Venegas leads a crew of workers harvesting coffee at Good Land Organics. He comes from a long line of Oaxacan coffee growers and harvesters.
Sammy Venegas leads a crew of workers harvesting coffee at Good Land Organics. He comes from a long line of Oaxacan coffee growers and harvesters.

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss It's Bean Too Hot, a documentary that tells the story of coffee farmers whose livelihoods are at stake as they rush to adapt to the climate crisis.

Filmmaker Hedvika Michnova traveled to Costa Rica and Tanzania to directly see the effects of climate change. In the film, we meet farmers using sustainable practices to save the unique biodiversity of their countries. What can the world's one billion coffee drinkers do to support their work?

It's Bean Too Hot is streaming online at this year's Green Film Festival of San Francisco.

Guests:

Hedvika Michnova, filmmaker and photographer based in the Czech Republic, director of It's Bean Too Hot

Enrique Carvajal Amrhein, coffee producer with the Santa Anita farm in Costa Rica

Web Resources:

Coffee and climate

National Geographic: What climate change means for the future of coffee

Time: Climate Change Is Threatening Your Morning Cup of Coffee

Bee Soll is a producer with Your Call at KALW, and a producer, writer, and editor at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. She is a former reporter for Crosscurrents and contributor at KPFA Radio. Follow @bee_soll for Bay Area news!
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.