Black Gold

Black Gold

DVD - 2006
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"After oil, coffee is the most actively traded commodity in the world with $80 billion in retail sales. But for every $3 cup of coffee, a coffee farmer receives only 3 cents. Most of the money goes to the middlemen, especially the four giant conglomerates which control the coffee market. Tracing the path of the coffee consumed each day to the farmers who produce the beans, Black Gold asks us to 'wake up and smell the coffee', to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced and to decide what we can do about it"--Container.
Publisher: [San Francisco?] : California Newsreel, 2006.
Branch Call Number: HD9199.A2 B53 2006
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 78 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Wake up and smell the coffee


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Sep 11, 2011

This will make you think about where your next cup of coffee comes from. Coffee afficionado's will really appreciate this film. You can see barrista contestants, farmers in Ethiopia, coffee market in Addis Abbaba, coffee bean examination by marketers/buyers, coffee bean separation in Ethiopia, etc, etc. The DVD jammed up towards the end, but it didn't affect the benefit of watching all the preceding.


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