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Filter Stories - Coffee Documentaries

There are extraordinary stories hidden in your cup of coffee."An entertaining and thought-provoking way to address how coffee consumption affects the wider world" - Caffeine Magazine James Harper is a professional storyteller and coffee lover who travels the world to reveal the truth behind our morning coffees.Each story is a real-life movie. We visit a stateless barista stuck on a faraway island, meet an award winning coffee grower earning just $2 profit from 250 espressos, hear from a coffee producer who is almost murdered three times during a civil war, and much more. See the behind-the-scenes stories on Instagram @filterstoriespodcastIf you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts and Castbox!

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  • 15.06.2021
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    Is really expensive coffee really worth it?

    Would you ever pay £75 for 100g of coffee beans? Today I'm sharing the most popular episode from Adventures in Coffee, a sister podcast to Filter Stories that I co-created. I'd love to know what you thought of these Adventures in Coffee episodes so we can make an even better show for series 2. Just drop your thoughts in this 5 minute survey here: http://bit.ly/AIC_Survey You can listen to more episodes from Adventures in Coffee here: https://bit.ly/300V4jS

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  • 27.05.2021
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    Coffee Cycle Saturdays

    Today I'm sharing the story of a coffee drinker, Jools Walker, and how coffee helped her complete an inner journey. Listen to more episodes from Adventures in Coffee here: https://bit.ly/300V4jS Read Jool's book, Back In The Frame: https://amzn.to/2NTbb0r Piano music written and performed by James Harper.

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  • 13.05.2021
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    6) The Future of Coffee?

    Do you grind your beans fresh before brewing your coffee? If so, you are helping overturn a race-to–the-bottom with deep roots in colonial extraction that today is leaving millions of coffee farmers impoverished. Or, at least, that’s what many specialty coffee companies would like you to believe. The truth is a lot less rosy. In this final episode of A History of Coffee, Jonathan and James explore where the specialty coffee movement came from, whether it will succeed in arresting coffee’s race-to-the-bottom, and look into the future to understand what might be the future of coffee. A History of Coffee is a collaboration between James Harper of the Filter Stories - Coffee Documentaries podcast and Jonathan Morris, Professor of History and author of ‘Coffee: A Global History’. Visit Jonathan’s Instagram ( https://bit.ly/37eMS3F) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3jNr9ou) & James’ Filter Stories Instagram ( https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3baTsJk) Help other people find the show by leaving a review on... Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3jY42aJ Castbox: http://bit.ly/38sXdcH Read Jonathan’s book, ‘Coffee: A Global History’ here: https://amzn.to/3dihAfU Listen to the bonus episode on the ‘A History of Coffee’ podcast channel: http://bit.ly/2NArChO Music featured in this episode: La Traviata, Brindisi (Verdi) by MIT Symphony Orchestra: https://bit.ly/3eGUsIf Infant Holy, Infant Lowly by Ann Alee: https://bit.ly/2SKlaY6

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  • 27.04.2021
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    5) Desperately Seeking Sustainability

    When was the last time you bought a coffee that was Fairtrade certified? Certifications make it easy for consumers to put their ethics into practice. But, hidden beneath the glossy sticker is a maze of complications and paradoxical outcomes. In this fifth episode of A History of Coffee, Jonathan and James explore where coffee certifications came from, how they tried to stop coffee’s devastating race to the bottom and assess whether they succeeded. A History of Coffee is a collaboration between James Harper of the Filter Stories - Coffee Documentaries podcast and Jonathan Morris, Professor of History and author of ‘Coffee: A Global History’. Visit Jonathan’s Instagram ( https://bit.ly/37eMS3F) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3jNr9ou) & James’ Filter Stories Instagram ( https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3baTsJk) Help other people find the show by leaving a review on... Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3jY42aJ Castbox: http://bit.ly/38sXdcH Read Jonathan’s book, ‘Coffee: A Global History’ here: https://amzn.to/3dihAfU Future episodes are already out on the ‘A History of Coffee’ podcast channel: http://bit.ly/2NArChO

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  • 13.04.2021
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    4) A Dark Bitter Powder

    How do you drink your instant coffee? If you’re like most of the world, you fill your mug with milk and sugar to sweeten the taste. By adding milk and sugar to your instant, you helped bring new growers - and consumers - into coffee, but arguably contributed to a crisis that left hundreds of thousands of people malnourished. In this fourth episode of A History of Coffee, Jonathan and James explore how the popularity of instant coffee dramatically alters the balance of power amongst coffee growing countries. Coffee as a global commodity takes on a life of its own, sweeping millions of farmers into a race to the bottom. A History of Coffee is a collaboration between James Harper of the Filter Stories - Coffee Documentaries podcast and Jonathan Morris, Professor of History and author of ‘Coffee: A Global History’. Visit Jonathan’s Instagram ( https://bit.ly/37eMS3F) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3jNr9ou) & James’ Filter Stories Instagram ( https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3baTsJk) Help other people find the show by leaving a review on... Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3jY42aJ Castbox: http://bit.ly/38sXdcH Read Jonathan’s book, ‘Coffee: A Global History’ here: https://amzn.to/3dihAfU Future episodes are already out on the ‘A History of Coffee’ podcast channel: http://bit.ly/2NArChO Coffee and brewing equipment featured in this episode 1930 and 2020 “World Blend” roasted by Smiths Coffee (UK): http://bit.ly/3rtR2g1 Comandante hand grinder: http://bit.ly/3qmTSCN Sage electric grinder: http://bit.ly/2Zf3NyC

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  • 30.03.2021
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    3) Coffee Catches Fire

    A hundred years ago one Brazilian man owned so many coffee trees he could fill every inch of a European country with them. But why does Brazil grow so much? And who is drinking these lakes of caffeine? In this third episode of A History of Coffee, Jonathan and James explore how industrialisation dramatically and permanently strips away Brazil’s forests, and why coffee becomes a part of the American dream. A History of Coffee is a collaboration between James Harper of the Filter Stories - Coffee Documentaries podcast and Jonathan Morris, Professor of History and author of ‘Coffee: A Global History’. Stay tuned for the upcoming Instagram live session where we unpack how the British produced coffee in Sri Lanka, and why so many Indians die. Visit Jonathan’s Instagram ( https://bit.ly/37eMS3F) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3jNr9ou) & James’ Filter Stories Instagram ( https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3baTsJk) Help other people find the show by leaving a review on... Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3jY42aJ Castbox: http://bit.ly/38sXdcH Read Jonathan’s book, ‘Coffee: A Global History’ here: https://amzn.to/3dihAfU Future episodes are already out on the ‘A History of Coffee’ podcast channel: http://bit.ly/2NArChO Coffee and brewing equipment featured in this episode: Marcelo Carvalho Ferraz, Boa Vista, Dom Viçoso. Roasted by Supremo (Germany): http://bit.ly/37UW79u Comandante hand grinder: http://bit.ly/3qmTSCN Sage electric grinder: http://bit.ly/2Zf3NyC

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  • 16.03.2021
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    2) Slavery, Suffering and Affordable Luxury

    Why do we get upset when we’re charged €36 for an ordinary cappuccino? The answer flies us to the Caribbean where white Europeans make black Africans suffer. In this second episode of A History of Coffee, we uncover how colonialism squeezes the price of coffee, and how that changes European culture forever. Future episodes are already out on the ‘A History of Coffee’ podcast channel! http://bit.ly/2NArChO Press Subscribe so you don't miss future episodes! A History of Coffee is a collaboration between James Harper of the Filter Stories - Coffee Documentaries podcast and Jonathan Morris, Professor of History and author of ‘Coffee: A Global History’. Stay tuned for the upcoming Instagram live session where we unpack how the British produced coffee in Sri Lanka, and why so many Indians die. Visit Jonathan’s Instagram ( https://bit.ly/37eMS3F) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3jNr9ou) & James’ Filter Stories Instagram ( https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3baTsJk) Help other people find the show by leaving a review on... Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3jY42aJ Castbox: http://bit.ly/38sXdcH Read Jonathan’s book, ‘Coffee: A Global History’ here: https://amzn.to/3dihAfU Future episodes are already out on the ‘A History of Coffee’ podcast channel: http://bit.ly/2NArChO

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  • 02.03.2021
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    1) A Five Gun Salute to the Origins of Coffee

    Here’s a surprising fact: coffee was only invented around the time Michelangelo was chiselling his statue of David. Why did it take so long for humans to invent the cup of coffee? In this first episode of A History of Coffee, Jonathan and James unpack how humans figured out that delicious flavours were contained in the roasted seeds of a coffee tree’s cherries. The answer has nothing to do with dancing goats...but, in some ways, it has everything to do with a shepherd in the forests of Ethiopia. Future episodes are already out on the ‘A History of Coffee’ podcast channel! http://bit.ly/2NArChO Press Subscribe so you don't miss future episodes! Watch James and Jonathan bust coffee myths at the Barista League's High Density conference, for free: http://bit.ly/3pxtlSa A History of Coffee is a collaboration between James Harper of the Filter Stories - Coffee Documentaries podcast and Jonathan Morris, Professor of History and author of ‘Coffee: A Global History’. Visit Jonathan’s Instagram ( https://bit.ly/37eMS3F) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3jNr9ou) to see Ethiopian coffee ceremonies and historical interpretations of Kaldi. Explore James’ Filter Stories Instagram ( https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O) and Twitter ( https://bit.ly/3baTsJk) to marvel at ancient coffee growing techniques in the mountains of Yemen. Help other people find the show by leaving a review on... Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3jY42aJ Castbox: http://bit.ly/38sXdcH Read Jonathan’s book, ‘Coffee: A Global History’ here: https://amzn.to/3dihAfU Future episodes are already out on the ‘A History of Coffee’ podcast channel: http://bit.ly/2NArChO Coffee and brewing equipment featured in this episode: Ethiopia - Dimtu Tera Farm, Guji, Odo Shakiso. Roasted by 19 Grams (Berlin): https://bit.ly/3jQxRKv Yemen - Hasan Al-Salool, Jewain village, West Haraz. Roasted by Darkwoods (UK): http://bit.ly/3db7yxf Comandante hand grinder: http://bit.ly/3qmTSCN Sage electric grinder: http://bit.ly/2Zf3NyC

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  • 18.02.2021
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    Introducing: A History of Coffee

    A History of Coffee is the story of how a tiny psychoactive seed changed the world and shapes our lives today. Across six episodes, documentary maker James Harper and professional historian Jonathan Morris narrate how humans race coffee across oceans to keep up with demand for this addictive drink. Coffee creates enormous fortunes for some, and misery for others. Sometimes the environment benefits, but more often it is plundered. If we want to make coffee a more equitable industry that’s also kinder to the environment, a place to start is understanding the stories and systems that put the coffee into your cup this morning. Future episodes are already out on the ‘A History of Coffee’ podcast channel! http://bit.ly/2NArChO Press the Subscribe button so you don’t miss future episodes. Read Jonathan’s book, ‘Coffee: A Global History’ here: https://amzn.to/3dihAfU Follow Filter Stories on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O

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  • 12.11.2020
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    A Girl on a Coffee Farm

    Sofía is a teenager living on a coffee farm and was going to school five days a week. But a year later, she’s studying only on Saturdays. This might sound trivial, but I’m going to take you on a journey to show you why this undermines an industry worth over $30 Billion. ——————————— A list of charities working in the coffee sector: https://sritson.com/Good-Hands-in-Coffee-Beta Buy your next coffee from a marginalized farmer: http://www.marginalizedfarmers.org/ Leave a review for Filter Stories on Castbox! https://castbox.fm/channel/2604177?country=us Need help on your podcast? Email James at [email protected] Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper A big thanks to Jake Warga, Ellen Rolfes, Michael McDowell, Janina Grabs, Helena Wolf, Jenn Rugolo, Vasant Chari, Ed Maine, Rachel Knapp, Adam Harper, Pia Klein, Andrew Johnson

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Be careful what you dream (it may come true)

    You’ve just achieved a life goal. Now what? Dream bigger? Quit while you’re ahead? When Federico Bolaños fulfills his dream of helping a young Salvadoran win one of the hardest championships in coffee, he wants to aim higher. But his business partners tell him he risks losing their business. What Federico does next will change his life and El Salvador in ways he wants, and in ways he doesn’t. At the end of it all, I ask him: did you make the right choice? ——————————— Buy your next coffee from a marginalized farmer: http://www.marginalizedfarmers.org/ Leave a review for Filter Stories on Castbox! https://castbox.fm/channel/2604177?country=us Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Guitar song “Frantic" composed and performed by Håkon Vadet ([email protected]). Produced and mixed by Ekaterina Zueva Need a voice over professional? Visit https://hannahvoice.com Federico Bolaños' new roastery - https://www.instagram.com/alquimiacoffee/ Alejandro Mendez's roastery - https://www.instagram.com/4_monkeyscoffee/ Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://soundfoundryberlin.com/ Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Filter Stories logo design: https://headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to Federico Bolaños, William Hernandez, Alejandro Mendez, Victor Flores Menéndez, Geraldo Diaz Editorial thanks: Hannah Smith, Jasper Marlow, Pia Klein, Adam Harper, Andrew Johnston

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Why El Salvador isn't bringing back coffee

    El Salvador used to grow a quarter of the world’s coffees. Today, it’s barely more than a rounding error. As coffee production fell, illegal migration to America grew. But there are many Salvadorans who want to grow coffee again and give Trump fewer reasons to build a wall. What’s holding them back? ——————————— Buy your next coffee from a marginalized farmer: http://www.marginalizedfarmers.org/ Leave a review for Filter Stories on Castbox! https://castbox.fm/channel/Filter-Stories---Coffee-Documentaries-id1392173?country=us Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo design: https://headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to Álvaro Castro

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  • 12.11.2020
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    A Eulogy for Tito

    Hector “tito” Vargas passed away in December 2019. We honor him by playing the season finale of the Duolingo Spanish Podcast. Correction: Tito passed away from a gunshot wound and not a heart attack. It's unknown at this stage whether it was suicide or murder. Visiting Panama? I recommend Oscar as your guide: http://muchogustopanama.com/

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Is your coffee building Trump's wall? Part 5: How can we support marginalised coffee producers?

    You buying a coffee from El Salvador and Trump building a border wall have nothing in common. Or do they? Over five episodes, we explore a story of El Salvador. We confront massacres, wide inequalities and the specialty coffee you drink today. Buried deep in this story is a group of people our coffee dollars are neglecting across the world. Part 5 explores how we can direct our coffee dollars towards historically marginalised farmers across the world. ——————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760 Shape the future of Filter Stories by taking this 10 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/YWH3LZM Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo design: https://headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Cesar Magana, Mauricio Escalón, Álvaro Castro, Emilio Lopez Diaz, Marco Ariz, Francescopaolo Marolla, Walter Retana, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation El Salvador, Rony Cordero, Cafe Salkantay Santa Ana, Jodie Cárcamo, Manuel Jesus Lopez, David Velasquez, Gilberto Baraona, Hugo Hernandez, Sara Cortez, Consejo Salvadoreño de Cafe, Tyler Wright, Josh Fontecha, Robert Durrette, Farmers First Coffee, Mauricio Benjamin Bautista Arucha, Israel Márquez, San Carlos Dos Cooperative, Sixto Ramos, Policar Siciliano, Helena Merivel Dias de Jimenez, Olga Carmel Ramirez, Azules Piedras Cooperative, Luis Ortez Ordoñez, Roberto Figero, Jesus Salvador Ortez, Victor Flores, Bronwen Serna Editorial thanks: Hannah Smith, Tina Ghelani, Adam Harper, Raymond Detweiler, Melanie Böhme, Andrew Johnson, Karin Vališová, Jesse Hartman, Matthias Staeheli

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Is your coffee building Trump's Wall? Part 4: The Rich and the Marginalised

    You buying a coffee from El Salvador and Trump building a border wall have nothing in common. Or do they? Over five episodes, we explore a story of El Salvador. We confront massacres, wide inequality and the specialty coffee you drink today. Buried deep in this story is a group of people our coffee dollars are neglecting across the world. Part 4 asks whether we are denying economic opportunities to the same people our parents and grandparents did? ——————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760 Shape the future of Filter Stories by taking this 10 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/YWH3LZM Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo design: https://headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Cesar Magana, Mauricio Escalón, Álvaro Castro, Emilio Lopez Diaz, Marco Ariz, Francescopaolo Marolla, Walter Retana, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation El Salvador, Rony Cordero, Cafe Salkantay Santa Ana, Jodie Cárcamo, Manuel Jesus Lopez, David Velasquez, Gilberto Baraona, Hugo Hernandez, Sara Cortez, Consejo Salvadoreño de Cafe, Tyler Wright, Josh Fontecha, Robert Durrette, Farmers First Coffee, Mauricio Benjamin Bautista Arucha, Israel Márquez, San Carlos Dos Cooperative, Sixto Ramos, Policar Siciliano, Helena Merivel Dias de Jimenez, Olga Carmel Ramirez, Azules Piedras Cooperative, Luis Ortez Ordoñez, Roberto Figero, Jesus Salvador Ortez, Victor Flores, Bronwen Serna Editorial thanks: Hannah Smith, Tina Ghelani, Adam Harper, Raymond Detweiler, Melanie Böhme, Andrew Johnson, Karin Vališová, Jesse Hartman, Matthias Staeheli

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Is your coffee building Trump's wall? Part 3: Requiem for a Coffee Republic

    You buying a coffee from El Salvador and Trump building a border wall have nothing in common. Or do they? Over five episodes, we explore a story of El Salvador. We confront massacres, wide inequality and the specialty coffee you drink today. Buried deep in this story is a group of people our coffee dollars are neglecting across the world. In Part 3, we discover what it takes to almost kill coffee completely. ——————————— Listen to the Coffee Podcast’s series on the history of the coffee price: https://thecoffeepodcast.com/2019/09/30/e137-perspectives-on-the-coffee-price-crisis-history-of-coffee-price-part-i/ Also listen to the Specialty Coffee Association’s podcast with Janina Grabs on the future of the coffee market: https://scanews.coffee/podcast/59/reco-podcast-dr-janina-grabs-on-overcoming-the-single-exit-fallacy-s1-ep-4/ If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760 Shape the future of Filter Stories by taking this 10 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/YWH3LZM Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo design: https://headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Cesar Magana, Mauricio Escalón, Álvaro Castro, Emilio Lopez Diaz, Marco Ariz, Francescopaolo Marolla, Walter Retana, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation El Salvador, Rony Cordero, Cafe Salkantay Santa Ana, Jodie Cárcamo, Manuel Jesus Lopez, David Velasquez, Gilberto Baraona, Hugo Hernandez, Sara Cortez, Consejo Salvadoreño de Cafe, Tyler Wright, Josh Fontecha, Robert Durrette, Farmers First Coffee, Mauricio Benjamin Bautista Arucha, Israel Márquez, San Carlos Dos Cooperative, Sixto Ramos, Policar Siciliano, Helena Merivel Dias de Jimenez, Olga Carmel Ramirez, Azules Piedras Cooperative, Luis Ortez Ordoñez, Roberto Figero, Jesus Salvador Ortez, Victor Flores, Bronwen Serna Editorial thanks: Hannah Smith, Tina Ghelani, Adam Harper, Raymond Detweiler, Melanie Böhme, Andrew Johnson, Karin Vališová, Jesse Hartman, Matthias Staeheli

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Is your coffee building Trump's wall? Part 2: El Savage

    You buying a coffee from El Salvador and Trump building a border wall have nothing in common. Or do they? Over five episodes, we explore a story of El Salvador. We confront massacres, wide inequality and the specialty coffee you drink today. Buried deep in this story is a group of people our coffee dollars are neglecting across the world. In Part 2, we reveal why our economist nicknames his own country "El Savage.” ——————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760 Shape the future of Filter Stories by taking this 10 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/YWH3LZM Taste Maria’s coffee and support Filter Stories by joining the Indiegogo crowdfund here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/filter-stories-who-grew-your-morning-coffee/x/22081911#/ Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo design: https://headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Cesar Magana, Mauricio Escalón, Álvaro Castro, Emilio Lopez Diaz, Marco Ariz, Francescopaolo Marolla, Walter Retana, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation El Salvador, Rony Cordero, Cafe Salkantay Santa Ana, Jodie Cárcamo, Manuel Jesus Lopez, David Velasquez, Gilberto Baraona, Hugo Hernandez, Sara Cortez, Consejo Salvadoreño de Cafe, Tyler Wright, Josh Fontecha, Robert Durrette, Farmers First Coffee, Mauricio Benjamin Bautista Arucha, Israel Márquez, San Carlos Dos Cooperative, Sixto Ramos, Policar Siciliano, Helena Merivel Dias de Jimenez, Olga Carmel Ramirez, Azules Piedras Cooperative, Luis Ortez Ordoñez, Roberto Figero, Jesus Salvador Ortez, Victor Flores, Bronwen Serna Editorial thanks: Hannah Smith, Tina Ghelani, Adam Harper, Raymond Detweiler, Melanie Böhme, Andrew Johnson, Karin Vališová, Jesse Hartman, Matthias Staeheli

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Is your coffee building Trump’s wall? Part 1: A tale of two El Salvadors

    You buying a coffee from El Salvador and Trump building a border wall have nothing in common. Or do they? Over five episodes, we explore stories of El Salvador. We confront massacres, wide inequalities and the specialty coffee you drink today. Buried deep in this story is a group of people our coffee dollars are neglecting across the world. People who decide to migrate north. ——————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760 Shape the future of Filter Stories by taking this 10 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/YWH3LZM Taste Maria’s coffee and support Filter Stories by joining the Indiegogo crowdfund here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/filter-stories-who-grew-your-morning-coffee#/ Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / http://www.domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo design: http://www.headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Cesar Magana, Mauricio Escalón, Álvaro Castro, Emilio Lopez Diaz, Marco Ariz, Francescopaolo Marolla, Walter Retana, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation El Salvador, Rony Cordero, Cafe Salkantay Santa Ana, Jodie Cárcamo, Manuel Jesus Lopez, David Velasquez, Gilberto Baraona, Hugo Hernandez, Sara Cortez, Consejo Salvadoreño de Cafe, Tyler Wright, Josh Fontecha, Robert Durrette, Farmers First Coffee, Mauricio Benjamin Bautista Arucha, Israel Márquez, San Carlos Dos Cooperative, Sixto Ramos, Policar Siciliano, Helena Merivel Dias de Jimenez, Olga Carmel Ramirez, Azules Piedras Cooperative, Luis Ortez Ordoñez, Roberto Figero, Jesus Salvador Ortez, Victor Flores, Bronwen Serna Editorial thanks: Hannah Smith, Tina Ghelani, Adam Harper, Raymond Detweiler, Melanie Böhme, Andrew Johnson, Karin Vališová, Jesse Hartman, Matthias Staeheli The British Ambassador’s wife was acted by Heather Simons

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Big and Small in El Salvador: Part 3

    We meet a man who came from humble beginnings who has achieved what Armando and Maria have only ever dreamed about. ——————————— Shape the future of Filter Stories by taking this 10 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/YWH3LZM Taste Maria’s coffee and support Filter Stories by joining the Indiegogo crowdfund here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/filter-stories-who-grew-your-morning-coffee#/ See the Filter Stories live show in Berlin on the 1st and 4th of October: https://www.facebook.com/events/494233377792673/ Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper More episode information here: www.medium.com/ @FilterStories Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / www.domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo design: www.headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Ignacio Gutiérrez, Maria Zoila Pineda de Rivera, Oscar Rivera, Marco Ariz, Hotel La Palma, Piero Cristiani Editorial thanks: Hannah Smith, Tina Ghelani

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Big and Small in El Salvador: Part 2

    Imagine you’re a coffee buyer on a mission to buy Salvadoran coffee. We visit Armando and Maria’s farms. Which farm would you choose to buy from? ——————————— Taste Maria’s coffee by joining the Filter Stories Indiegogo crowdfund here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/filter-stories-who-grew-your-morning-coffee#/ Listen to the About Face podcast here: https://www.aboutfacepodcast.com Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper More episode information here: www.medium.com/ @FilterStories Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / www.domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo design: www.headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Maria Zoila Pineda de Rivera, Oscar Rivera, Marco Ariz, Ignacio Gutiérrez Editorial thanks: Janina Grabs, Jenn Rugolo, Tina Ghelani, Adam Harper Maria and Santos were acted by Ana Kavalis and Eneko Sanz

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    Big and Small in El Salvador: Part 1

    20 years ago specialty coffee patted itself on the back for saving coffee farmers, both big and small, from the misery of low coffee prices. But what's it like for a small coffee farmer getting into this specialty coffee club today? We dive into El Salvador’s Cup of Excellence to contrast the experience of two producers. ——————————— Taste Maria’s coffee by joining the Filter Stories Indiegogo crowdfund here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/filter-stories-who-grew-your-morning-coffee#/ Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper More episode information here: www.medium.com/ @FilterStories Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / www.domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo: www.headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Maria Zoila Pineda de Rivera, Oscar Rivera, Marco Ariz, Ignacio Gutiérrez Editorial thanks: Janina Grabs, Jenn Rugolo, Tina Ghelani, Adam Harper Maria was acted by Ana Kavalis

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    Unseen Bean: Part 2

    Gerry's cafe failed. We investigate why by putting ourselves in Gerry's shoes and experiencing the coffee world as a blind man. ——————————— Gerry’s roastery: http://www.theunseenbean.com/ More Piano music on Coffee People Zine: https://www.coffeepeople.org/pages/musicv01 Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: https://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper More episode information here: https://www.medium.com/ @FilterStories Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://www.domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo: https://www.headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Gerry Leary, Ever Meister, Ben Cole, Kat Melheim, Sam Neely, Becca Brenowitz, Brian Hergert Editorial thanks: Lerato Maphanyane, Andrew Johnson, Adam Harper, Diksha Dutta

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    Unseen Bean: Part 1

    Gerry has a disability that keeps 2 in 3 adults out of full time work. But Gerry demolishes expectations over and over again. ———————————— Gerry’s roastery: http://www.theunseenbean.com/ Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/filterstoriespodcast/ More episode information here: http://www.medium.com/ @FilterStories Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / http://www.domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo: http://www.headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Gerry Leary, Ever Meister, Ben Cole Editorial thanks: Lerato Maphanyane, Tim Ridley, Luka Kelman, Andrew Johnson, Adam Harper.

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    Venezuela

    What do you do when you want to buy a cafe but your country is collapsing around you? ———————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! www.itunes.apple.com/de/podcast /filte…327760?l=en&mt=2 Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper More episode information here: http://www.medium.com/ @FilterStories Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / http://www.domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo: http://www.headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Cesar Eduardo Bermejo and Cesar Andres Bermejo of Brew Coffee Company, John Matías, Manual Barsallo of Paddle Coffee Roasters, Giancarlo Effio of Mentiritas Blancas Editorial thanks: Tanya Newton, Tyler Wright, Jack Butcher, Adam Harper, Tom Jarz

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    Stateless

    Mikhail is a specialty coffee barista. But he’s stuck on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. He doesn’t want to be there and he’s trying to get off. But he can’t. There are boats and planes, but none will let him on. Mikhail is a victim of an invisible curse that affects up to tens of thousands of people who work in coffee. There is a good chance you’ve drank a coffee that was grown, picked or brewed by a stateless person. ———————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760?l=en&mt=2 Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories UNHCR Statelessness: https://www.unhcr.org/stateless-people.html & https://www.unitedstateless.org More episode information here: https://www.medium.com/ @FilterStories Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://www.domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo: https://www.headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Mikhail Sebastian, Lindsay Jenkins, Valerie Lowson, David Baluarte, Chris Boian Editorial thanks: Karin Vališová, Volkart Wildermuth, Kinga Peçak Episode image © UNHCR

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Sofía

    What were your dreams at 16? Sofía lives on a remote coffee farm in Nicaragua and hers is to be a great english translator. But Sofía needs school and a lot of luck. Every morning in her blue and white school uniform she walks for an hour to school. The road is deserted and her family knows she may be attacked. And then she walks home. Each coffee we drink holds the hopes of Sofía living a life off this farm. Or is that just wishful thinking? ———————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760?l=en&mt=2 Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Transparent Trade: http://www.transparenttradecoffee.org Project Alianza: http://www.projectalianza.org Janina Grabs’ blog: https://janinagrabs.com More episode information here: https://medium.com/ @FilterStories Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com Filter Stories logo: https://headquarters.studio A big thanks to: Sofia's family and the farm owner, Camila de la Vega, Janina Grabs, Tyler Wright, Amanda Eastwood Editorial thanks: Kate Leismer, Heather Simons, Adam Harper

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    Aquiares

    In Central America, you can’t tell the story of coffee without mentioning war. This is Alfonso. He's hugged Fidel Castro and President Reagan chartered a private plane so he could attend a photoshoot at the White House. In the 1980s, Alfonso almost gets murdered three times for trying to bring democracy to Nicaragua. And all the while, his sanctuary, the coffee farm “Aquiares", begins collapsing too. This story reveals the blood and tears that could fill your morning cup of coffee. ———————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760?l=en&mt=2 Join the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jamesharper/filter-stories-youve-heard-the-story-now-taste-the?ref=30q5cc Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories More episode information here: https://medium.com/ @FilterStories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo: https://headquarters.studio/ A big thanks to: Ariel Bravo, the Robelos, Fabio Gadea Mantilla, Carlos Fernando Chamorro Editorial thanks: Kinga Pecak, Daniel Orgera, Anja Krieger.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Tito

    Tito lives on a mountain in Panama, is a rebel and doesn’t listen to anyone. Which is why he makes a terrible decision: he buys a coffee farm instead of getting an education. Tito is now stuck, chained to a system that will keep him poor. But Tito doesn’t give up without a fight. He will spend the next 30 years trying to prove he hasn't made the worst decision of his life. ———————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760?l=en&mt=2 Visiting Panama? Ask for Oscar: http://muchogustopanama.com/ Follow Filter Stories on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/filterstoriespodcast/ Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Episode transcript: https://medium.com/ @FilterStories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo: https://headquarters.studio/ More about Filter Stories here: https://www.filterstories.org/

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Amish

    Raymond's family want him to spend his life using a horse instead of a car, to live off the grid and have little contact with the outside world. But young Raymond is curious and explores the outside world. His father reacts by moving the family into an even more isolated community. Fast-forward 20 years and Raymond is pulling espressos in Melbourne. How did Raymond escape? And how did he end up as a barista in Melbourne? Trigger warning: this episode contains references to sexual abuse. ———————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760?l=en&mt=2 Follow Filter Stories on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/filterstoriespodcast/ Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Episode transcript: https://medium.com/ @FilterStories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo: https://headquarters.studio/ More about Filter Stories here: https://www.filterstories.org/

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Berries and Lemon

    Martin is the best barista in Kenya and has a dream to open a cafe. Except, he can't. Kenyans don't drink coffee. But he has a plan: he’s going to win the World Barista Championships to change coffee drinking culture in Kenya forever. But, he's all alone and up against the richest barista teams in the world. Can he do it? ———————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760?l=en&mt=2 Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/filterstoriespodcast/ Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Episode transcript: https://medium.com/ @FilterStories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo: https://headquarters.studio/ More about Filter Stories here: https://www.filterstories.org/

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Firefly

    Murray is one of Ecuador's most famous coffee farmers. But there's a problem: he's only earning $2 profit from 250 espressos. How does he survive? While he struggles, his farm is splashed across Instagram and roasters say they have his interests at heart. This is the real story behind the glossy Instagram posts. The reality might change how you look at your next cup of coffee. ———————————— Murray's Photography: https://www.facebook.com/murraycooperphoto Follow Filter Stories on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/filterstoriespodcast/ Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Episode transcript: https://www.medium.com/ @FilterStories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://www.domedgleysound.com/ Filter Stories logo: https://www.headquarters.studio/ More about Filter Stories here: https://www.filterstories.org/

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  • 12.11.2020
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    Asheville

    Sarah has just landed her dream job working as a barista for the best cafe in North Carolina. Her cafe will soon be featured in the New York Times and grab international attention. But it has nothing to do with the coffee. Rather, Sarah's bosses will hurt many women in her community. This is the real story about misogyny damaging the life of a young woman, her struggle to regain control and bring her community back together. This is the first ever episode of Filter Stories, the untold stories hidden in your cup of coffee. Trigger warning: this episode contains misogynistic language. ———————————— If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760?l=en&mt=2 Interested in hearing more under-represented female voices in specialty coffee? Check out the Boss Barista podcast: http://bossbarista.com/bossbarista Follow Filter Stories on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/filterstoriespodcast/ Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter: http://www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 Recommend Filter Stories to other podcast lovers on Podyssey! https://podyssey.fm/podcast/itunes1428327760-Filter-Stories Episode transcript: https://www.medium.com/ @FilterStories Piano music composed and performed by James Harper Filter Stories logo: https://www.headquarters.studio/ More about Filter Stories here: https://www.filterstories.org/

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