By Karl Wienhold
Synopsis from roastmagazine.com:
The green coffee value chain is broken. Cheap Coffee: Behind the Curtain of the Global Coffee Trade provides a broad explanation of the economics, mechanics, and power structures that define the industry today. It is a readable and digestible synthesis of thousands of pages of academic literature and expert interviews from disciplines ranging from economics to anthropology and from environmental science to history. Change, restructuring, and conscientious participation from all stakeholders are needed if coffee farming is to be a viable livelihood for the next generation and part of the solution to the climate crisis that is upon us.