Black Gold – UK TV Premiere, Tonight, More4
It is now impossible to walk down the high street or through a shopping mall without seeing the mark made by multinational coffee companies, which have in recent years made coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil.
The difference, however, in the price we pay for our latte or cappuccino, and the price paid to the farmers of the original bean, is so extreme that many farmers have been forced to give up the coffee fields as it is simply no longer viable to continue.
In Black Gold, British filmmakers Marc and Nic Francis follow the fate of Tadesse Meskela as he travels the world in an attempt to find buyers willing to pay a fair price for the coffee produced by the 74,000 farmers he represents.
Black Gold receives it’s UK network television premiere tonight (26/02/08)at 10pm on More4, and is certainly recommended viewing for anyone who cares about where their coffee comes from.