This post is going to be one I elaborate on in multiple phases, bringing more thought to the topic throughout many experiences.
Appreciating Specialty Coffee, Appreciating People
Since becoming an enthusiastic coffee fan from the sidelines for many years now, and subsequently delving deeper into the coffee scene, I’ve developed a strong passion for what the specialty coffee industry and its customers do to improve the quality of life for people throughout the entire supply chain of the bean.
The specialty/modern coffee industry and those who buy and share the end product, are such a powerful community, capable of having such a positive influence on producers and workers in developing countries. When we appreciate what’s in our cups, and hold it to a higher standard, we can all help lift each other up, allowing for more sustainable practices, respectable living wages, and lower environmental impact.