Ethics in Every Sip - The True Cost of Coffee

Ethics in Every Sip - The True Cost of Coffee

The article by barista Flynn Rodger explores the intricate and often troubling world of coffee production, shedding light on the ethical concerns surrounding the industry. It discusses the history of exploitation and the current practices that separate consumers from the origins of their coffee. The piece highlights the stark differences between standard and Fair Trade Organic coffee, detailing how small farmers are frequently underpaid and overworked. The author emphasizes the environmental and social benefits of Fair Trade cooperatives and organic farming, underscoring the higher costs but also the long-term sustainability they offer. The article concludes by urging consumers and businesses to support Fair Trade practices and by recommending several ethical coffee roasters in Pōneke that prioritize fair practices and environmental responsibility.

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