Although released back in 2006, Black Gold is an inspiring film which maintains relevance in the coffee world of today. The movie follows the story of Tadesse Meskela, a sales representative for over 74 000 Ethiopian farmers. Tadesse's personal mission is to find buyers that are willing to pay a price that can keep his farmers producing some of the highest quality coffee in the world, while at the same time having enough money for healthcare and education. Watching Black Gold is a true eye opener as to just how much relationships between co-operatives of farmers and roasters can completely change a grower's life for the better. For more information, or to purchase the movie, head to blackgoldmovie.com.
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