Cof­fee.

Good (UAE) - - CONTENTS - Jen­nifer Gib­son Editor GoodMagazineUAE @GoodMagUAE

I’m pretty much held up­right by the stuff, but I’d never thought too long and hard about how it gets to me. First I drink the cof­fee, then I do the things. Easy.

That changed when I trav­elled to Ethiopia for this month’s cover story. To move through vil­lages built upon beans, to meet the peo­ple – women mostly – who work them­selves to the bone for what is, in many cases, a mea­gre liv­ing, leaves you with much to pon­der, but most prom­i­nent is a de­sire to buy as eth­i­cally as you can go­ing for­ward. Which is where our cover star, Garfield, comes in.

His cof­fee shop in Dubai is one of a num­ber of lo­cal busi­nesses built upon trad­ing di­rectly and fairly with farm­ers and crafts­men in de­vel­op­ing na­tions (from p21). Nowa­days, whether your poi­son is cof­fee or choco­late, or even home­wares, there’s a firm here that’ll hook you up while lift­ing up oth­ers less for­tu­nate. And we’ll cer­tainly clink a cof­fee cup to that...

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