Where has your coffee bean?

It’s Fair Trade Fortnight at the University of Adelaide and we here at Radio Adelaide got in the fair trade spirit by talking coffee.

With the coffee industry booming, it seems that ‘fair trade’ are two little words buzzing around cafes everywhere. But what are the facts?

From the coffee fields of Papua New Guinea, to a coffee house in Adelaide, there is much more than a friendly barista behind the froth of your cappuccino.

Tim Brunero spoke with Coffee Industry Corporation adviser, Michael Toliman about fair trade coffee in Papua New Guinea.

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Link to Fair Trade Australia

(Will Valverde, Michael Toliman and Tim Brunero)

Producer: Kristen Theologou

One response to “Where has your coffee bean?

  1. I’m not convinced at all by fair trade. If we all bought good quality coffee then the farmers would make decent money. The problem is people want cheap stuff with a ‘fair trade’ stamp, to make them feel better.

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