Title: Living In A Coffee-Stained World
Artwork by: YMI X Marcus Huang (@marc_hues)
Description: Today is International Coffee Day! On this day, we celebrate a drink that binds the world together, from coffee farmers to coffee lovers.
Ah, the warmth of a hot cup of coffee-to-go on chilly mornings, or the thrill of an iced white on hot days. Coffee consumption has turned into a global way of life, a language we share and a common passion we have.
Little do we realize that behind the growing popularity and demand for coffee is the plight of coffee farmers with threatened livelihoods. As we sip our coffees today, let’s start thinking about how we can take steps towards a better future for those affected.
Here are 3 steps to consider taking:
Educate yourself on the situation
Drink certified ethically sourced coffee
Support communities who advocate fair livelihood for coffee farmers
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)