Archive for June, 2003

Snobs Vs. Altruists and the Coffee Price Crisis

Snobs Vs. Altruists and the Coffee Price Crisis

Most readers of major newspapers know that a glut of cheap, poor quality coffee of the robusta species has triggered a worldwide coffee surplus, driving prices down to unprecedented low levels and plunging parts of the world dependent on coffee growing into economic and social crisis. Farm workers and peasant growers are being forced off […]

By June 2, 2003 Read Article
Pursuing Quality at the Supermarket

Pursuing Quality at the Supermarket

Suppose a coffee drinker knows that most coffee cans now lined up on North American supermarket shelves are rotten with poor quality coffees of the bland-at-best robusta species. And suppose that coffee drinker wants to move up to something better without excessive fuss or expense. In other words, simply add something handy and reasonably priced […]