125: How Your Coffee Can Make A Difference with RAW Coffee

In this episode, we talk to Kim Thompson. She is the founder and managing director of RAW coffee company. She was the first woman in the Middle East to obtain her Speciality Coffee Association Diploma and a certified AST instructor.  

During this episode, we dig a little deeper into coffee and look at some of the threats that the coffee farmers are facing and why selecting ethical coffee is more social, economical and environmentally sustainable.

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Bean Belt Countries

Hawaii (US), Mexico*, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico (US), Jamaica, Venezuela, Brazil*, Guatemala*, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia*, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Sudan, Cameroon, Cote D’ivoire*, Sao Tome e Principe, Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Yemen, Ethiopia*, Kenya, Uganda*, Burundi, Tanzania, Madagascar, India*, Vietnam*, The Philippines, Indonesia*, Papua New Guinea

*A top 10 coffee bean producer.

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About the author, Mariska

Hi and welcome! My name is Mariska. I am originally from South Africa, but now call the world my home. I am an artist, designer, environmentalist, podcast host and speaker.

I started the Mama Earth Talk podcast in 2018 to share some of the things that I learned about just how easy it can be to reduce your impact on the environment. This then quickly grew into a forum that showcases the amazing things that many people are doing to make the planet better, and further into a source of hope and inspiration for many. A few of the amazing guests include Zero Waste Queen, Bea Johnson, Claude Silver, Kathryn Kellogg and zero waste chef Max La Manna.

If you do not already I urge you to follow me and my journey on social media (@designbymariska), and to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot your own waste using the handy tips I post!

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