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10 Reasons Fair-Trade Coffee Doesn't Work

coffee cup photo by Bruce Wydick (from the Huffington Post, August 7, 2014) - I see you, smugly smiling over your morning cup of fair-trade coffee, gratified at the unimaginable impact your thoughtfully chosen beans must be bringing to poor coffee growers overseas. Well, think again. The academic evidence for any positive effect of fair-trade coffee on coffee growers is mixed at best. Several recent studies by researchers at Harvard, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California ...
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Taste of Many Mountains

There's a new book out on the coffee business to take note of: The Taste of Many Mountains by Bruce Wydick. Bruce is a professor of economics and international studies at the University of San Francisco. His new book, The Taste of Many Mountains, is about the lives of coffee growers in Guatemala and the impact of fair-trade coffee and has been published August 2014 ...
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Word of the Day

datapreneur Definition: 1. (slang, word blend) A combination of a data analyst/online geekster, and an entrepreneur. 2. (business, computers) Entrepreneurs who build data apps and mobile apps. A combination of the words data + entrepreneur ...
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