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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!

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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United Kingdom

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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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English

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Episodes

A Girl on a Coffee Farm

5/24/2020
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: https://marginalizedfarmers.org/ Leave a review for Filter...

Duration:00:40:43

Be careful what you dream (it may come true)

3/26/2020
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...

Duration:00:24:04

Why El Salvador isn't bringing back coffee

1/28/2020
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: https://marginalizedfarmers.org/ Leave a review for Filter Stories on Castbox!...

Duration:00:16:52

A Eulogy for Tito

12/19/2019
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/

Duration:00:26:14

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

12/3/2019
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...

Duration:00:23:05

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

11/25/2019
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,...

Duration:00:22:35

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

11/20/2019
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...

Duration:00:25:57

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

11/12/2019
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...

Duration:00:24:30

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

11/6/2019
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!...

Duration:00:27:26

Big and Small in El Salvador: Part 3

9/17/2019
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:...

Duration:00:19:18

Big and Small in El Salvador: Part 2

8/19/2019
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...

Duration:00:28:25

Big and Small in El Salvador: Part 1

8/5/2019
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:...

Duration:00:27:58

Unseen Bean: Part 2

7/1/2019
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 More episode...

Duration:00:22:06

Unseen Bean: Part 1

6/18/2019
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 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/filterstoriespodcast/ More episode information here:...

Duration:00:22:53

Venezuela

5/13/2019
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 More episode information here:...

Duration:00:23:01

Venezuela

5/10/2019
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! https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/filter-stories/id1428327760?l=en&mt=2 Sign up to the Filter Stories newsletter here: www.eepurl.com/dD-sY1 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...

Duration:00:23:01

Stateless

4/11/2019
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...

Duration:00:31:45

Sofía

3/9/2019
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...

Duration:00:31:18

Aquiares

2/12/2019
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...

Duration:00:37:04

Tito

1/8/2019
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!...

Duration:00:31:02