Episode 36: For The Love of Coffee

On this episode, we talk about coffee. Everyone loves a good cup of the stuff, but there are things about coffee many people don’t know. We look at some of the common critiques and facts about Starbucks and drop some facts about the health benefits of a daily cup of joe. More importantly, we explore the horrible corporate practices of most coffee importers (like Maxwell House and Folgers) and how the farmers work for slave wages in torturous conditions for little money.

What is Free Trade? What is Shade Grown? How do these things impact the lives of farmers and rainforests all around the world? How do groups like the Rainforest Alliance help? Those are some of the things we explore in this Sofa King Podcast. We have a guest host, game designer Brian Ross (creator of the card game Forever Football), who is perhaps our funniest to date, so there are a lot of laughs surrounding our conversation! You don’t want to miss this one.

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