Black Coffee

Black Coffee is a three part documentary series that examines the complicated history of coffee and detailing its political, social, and economic influence from the past to the present day. The series details how coffee is the second most traded legal commodity in the world, surpassed by oil. However, only one cent of a $2 cup of coffee goes to the grower. This inequality has helped shape the history of continents and the Cold War. It chronicles coffee's origins in Ethiopia and its triumphant spread over five continents, sparking revolution, controversy, creativity, business and slavery all along the way.


Black Coffee: Episode 1 - The Irresistible Bean
This episode explores coffee's origins in Ethiopia and its triumphant spread over five Continents, sparking revolution, controversy, creativity, business and slavery along the way.

Black Coffee: Episode 2 - Gold in Your Cup
This episode takes viewers back to examine coffee's 19th century stranglehold on Brazil and Central America.

Black Coffee: Episode 3 - The Perfect Cup
Coffee became the first global industry to experiment with Fair Trade practices and a new breed of co-operative farmer was born in Central America.


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