The recent video by Fairtrade Germany shows the impact of the current coffee crisis and the critical need for businesses and shoppers to buy on Fairtrade terms.
Coffee has never been cheaper in real terms on the open market. Coffee plant suppliers from Peru tell us farmers are abandoning coffee crops for cocoa.
On the positive side UK shoppers helped generate £31 million in Fairtrade Premium for Fairtrade producers in 2018 says the Fairtrade Foundation in its annual report.
Fairtrade coffee producers earned more than £8.2 million in Fairtrade Premium.
Keep reading for more key takeaways from the report plus the latest news and events this month.