Sunday, April 17, 2005

Liz missed the "Coffee and Philanthropy" session, so we dropped by the Coffeekids booth, and Bill very kindly gave her the quick version. Bill feels the coffee industry as a whole is malconstructed, and is essentially designed in a way to perpetuate poverty among coffee producers. While encouraging us to support organizations that help people in the "here and now" he also emphasizes that we need to work towards a fundamental restructuring of the industry in the long term.


Blogger fortune said...

this was one of the most important and seminal talks at the entire conference, it seems in retrospect.

bill fishbein is a genuis visionary. absolutely.

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