Oh, the sweet aroma of coffee? If you are drinking a cup of joe, a foamy cappuccino, iced mocha or a vanilla skinny latte freeze: Stop.
Chances are that the coffee beans that made your $2 - $5 drink have been grown in conditions in which the local farmers are getting completely ripped off.
Now is the time to think globally ÷ what do you support when you consume coffee?
There are an estimated 25 million coffee farmers worldwide, the majority on small-scale farms. Approximately 6.3 million metric tons of coffee is produced a year. Beans are then roasted, mixed and brewed. Throw in a shot of chocolate, a tad of milk, a packet of sugar and ta-da! There is the drink in your hand ÷ one of the 3,300 cups of coffee that are consumed each second worldwide.