International Coffee Day Wakes Up Brighton

Published on by Christina Fairhurst (author)

On the 1st October, every year, people come together to celebrate coffee and recognise the millions of people around the globe who work hard to make the drink we enjoy here, in Brighton! 

Due to an over supply in the coffee market, coffee farmers are being paid 30% less than they should be, leaving some families in Africa and other coffee growing continents in abject poverty. 

So what does that mean for us in Brighton? Well, luckily for us we have an abundance of independent coffee shops which desperately need supporting and only use fair trade products which will help farmers get the correct pay for their work. 

Some local businesses have been hit by the economic crash such as, 'Choccywoccydoodah', the infamous coffee shops and chocolatier, which served many celebrities, including Madonna.

Other ways you can help are by signing the coffee pledge which will which will ensure farmers get the correct pay and keep growing the coffee we love!

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