Equal Exchange Coffee Videos

Danny Klein- Blog

This summer I had the good fortune of taking a trip with a team of Equal Exchange employees to middle of nowhere Peru.  The middle of nowhere was Bahuaja-Sonene Naitonal Park and the coffee growing towns that surround this protected area.  To get to our starting point, we took two planes followed by a 12 hour drive (some of it at 14,000 feet).  From there, shorter trips of hours of driving and hours of walking up hill topped off this grueling travel.  The trip to Peru wasn’t quite as glamorous as it initially seemed.  But after filming a woman wheel a 50lb bag of coffee 6 miles down a mountain, all complaints were off.  If there is one lesson I was reminded of on this trip, it was the undeniable fact that coffee is hard work.  Watch these videos to come along on the adventure and see what goes into each cup of coffee you drink.



For more information and an interactive map, visit http://www.equalexchange.coop/expedition

 

  • Foody2 and Oliver

    The beauty of the country, the heart of the people, the importance of the message-very penetrating. When the coffee farmer said the importance of protecting the park is protecting the “lung of the world” he hit a nerve-very potent. Somehow the visual captured always tenderizes us to feel the words more acutely. Thank you.

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ foggodyssey

    is it just me or is the Part 1 not working at all? Would really love to see the first one, 2nd one is working fine though. tried searching for it on Vimeo but got nothing.

  • doug

    This note may be out of Sequence, and it simply a Shout Out for your segment on Splendid Table, the whole biodynamic, surfer, Nelson Mandela story moved me greatly…and is a great discovery at the intersection of love of food & wine, history, culture storytelling and media as the great connector. Congrats and Thank You.
    doug