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Topic: FW: The political economy of coffee-for any canadians on the site (3 msgs / 56 lines)
1) From: susan oppenheim
Subject: The political economy of coffee
Coming up on TV Ontario, cable 2, over the next 3 Mondays, is
one of the best economic documentaries of the past decade:
BLACK COFFEE
Like millions of other java-addicted consumers, you
probably make a beeline for your local coffee shop
every morning, and willingly shell out as much as $4
for a tall, non-fat latte. But what you pay for your
morning fix equals a day's wages for the millions of
workers who harvest the bean. Black Coffee provides
an intriguing glimpse into the dark side of the brew,
which is the second largest trading commodity in
the world after oil, and like sugar, has been
instrumental in promoting the slave trade.http://www.blackcoffeemovie.com/PART 1: SEEDS OF CONQUEST -
Monday, May 22  at 10:00 PM
   (Repeated at 1 am)
PART 2: BITTER BREW -
Monday, May 29 at 10:00 PM
PART 3: SPECIAL BLEND -
Monday, June 5 at 10:00 PM

2) From: Vince Doss
Susan,
Thank you for posting this. This sounds like a great piece of work. I  have
contacted the distributors about its release for personal purchase. I may
look into getting through my work. If anyone is able to copy it I would lov=
e
to get a copy.
Vince
On 5/22/06, susan oppenheim  wrote:
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3) From: Kevin Dalley
Sweet Maria's does sell a few Fair Trade coffees, which is one way of
lessening the problem with getting money to the workers.  I roasted a
Rwandan Fair Trade coffee this morning, tasty even though I let the
roast go a bit beyond the recommended limit.


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