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Filter Stories - Coffee Documentaries

How does your choice of coffee affect civil wars, illegal immigration and climate change?

Filter Stories is a documentary podcast connecting your morning coffee to millions of hidden people.

"An entertaining and thought-provoking way to address how coffee consumption affects the wider world" - Caffeine Magazine

"Quality production and compassionate, well-researched presentation" - Daily Coffee News

"These are untold stories, the sort you won’t find in glossy Instagram posts" - European Coffee Trip

James Harper is a coffee professional and storyteller who travels the world to reveal the truth behind our morning coffees.

Each episode takes over 100 hours to make and sheds a light on the stories of people hidden in the shadows of the coffee industry.

Stories range from a stateless barista stuck on a faraway island, to an award winning coffee grower earning just $2 profit from 250 espressos, to a coffee producer who is almost murdered three times during a civil war.

See the behind-the-scenes stories on Instagram - @filterstoriespodcast

If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts and Castbox!

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  • 24.05.2020
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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.

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    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: https://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]

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    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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  • 26.03.2020
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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?

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    Buy your next coffee from a marginalized farmer: https://marginalizedfarmers.org/

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    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/

    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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  • 28.01.2020
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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?

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    Buy your next coffee from a marginalized farmer: https://marginalizedfarmers.org/

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    Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/

    Filter Stories logo design: https://headquarters.studio/

    A big thanks to Álvaro Castro

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  • 19.12.2019
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    26:15
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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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  • 04.12.2019
    34 MB
    23:06
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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.

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    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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  • 26.11.2019
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    22:36
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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?

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    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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  • 20.11.2019
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    25:58
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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.

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    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/

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    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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  • 12.11.2019
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    24:31
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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.”

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    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#/

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    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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  • 07.11.2019
    39 MB
    27:27
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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.

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    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#/

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    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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  • 17.09.2019
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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.

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    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/

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    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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  • 20.08.2019
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    28:02
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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?

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    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

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    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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  • 02.07.2019
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    21:34
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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.

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    Gerry’s roastery: http://www.theunseenbean.com/

    More Piano music on Coffee People Zine: https://www.coffeepeople.org/pages/musicv01

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    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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  • 18.06.2019
    35 MB
    22:25
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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.

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    Gerry’s roastery: http://www.theunseenbean.com/

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    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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  • 14.05.2019
    35 MB
    22:34
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    Venezuela

    What do you do when you want to buy a cafe but your country is collapsing around you?

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    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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  • 12.04.2019
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    31:34
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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.

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    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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  • 10.03.2019
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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?

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    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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  • 12.02.2019
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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.

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    Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/

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    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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  • 08.01.2019
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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.

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    Episode transcript: https://medium.com/@FilterStories

    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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  • 02.10.2018
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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.

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    Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/

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  • 18.09.2018
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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?

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    Sound mixing: Dom Edgley / https://domedgleysound.com/

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  • 04.09.2018
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    31:26
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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. 

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  • 16.08.2018
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    28:51
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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.

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  • 03.08.2018
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    03:25
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    Welcome to Filter Stories!

    The untold stories hidden in your cup of coffee. Each episode follows a unique personal story that reveal surprising aspects of the coffee world.

    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

    Filter Stories launches Tuesday August 21st, with the first four episodes dropping every other Tuesday.

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