JAVATREKKER DISPATCHES FROM THE WORLD OF FAIR TRADE COFFEE by Dean Cycon, Founder & Owner, Dean's Beans Organic Coffee
In each cup of coffee the major issues of of twenty-first century--globalization, immigration, women's rights, pollution, indigenous rights, and self-determination--are played out in villages and remote areas around the world. In Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee, a unique hybrid of Fair Trade bossiness study, adventure travel, and cultural anthropology, author and coffee entrepreneur Dean Cyon introduces readers to the real people who make our morning coffee ritual possible--people that few, if any, outsiders have ever seen.
Readers are introduced to the Mamos of Colombia--holy men who believe they are literally holding the world together--despite the effects of climate change caused by us, their "younger brothers." And Cycon takes readers on a trip through an ancient forest in Ethiopia where many believe that coffee was first discovered 1,500 years ago by the goatherd Kaldi.
Rich with stories of people, landscapes, customs, Javatrekker offers a deep appreciation and understanding of the global trade and culture of coffee.
Dean Cyon in the founder and owner of Dean's Beans, an organic coffee roaster based in Orange, Massachusetts. The company supports indigenous growers and cooperatives around the world through a combination of strict fair trade principles, profit sharing, and development assistance.