The Coffee and Human Rights Circle is a community discussion about how to improve human rights in our industry in the spirit of open dialogue and partnership.

Sponsored by Barista Magazine and Ka`u Specialty LLC, Gilberto Baraona, Sarah Allen, Sarah Grant and others will join.

Screening of The Coffee Man Film, about Sasa Sestic’s WBC journey and The Land Of Eb, about Marshallese coffee pickers in Hawaii.

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SARAH ALLEN

Sarah Allen, the editor and co-founder of Barista Magazine, has been a driving force in the international barista movement from its outset, writing thoughtfully and compellingly about the barista craft, as well as contributing numerous stories on the subculture of baristas to multiple…

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GILBERTO BARAONA

An 8-time Cup of Excellence winner from El Salvador, Gilberto has devoted his life to producing high quality specialty coffee. He is a third-generation farm owner of Finca Los Pirineos, which his family has operated since 1890. Los Pirineos sits on the potassium and

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SARAH GRANT

Sarah G. Grant is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton. She studies the industrial grade and burgeoning specialty coffee industries in Southeast Asia with a particular focus on Vietnam. After conducting several years of ethnographic…

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THE COFFEE MAN FILM

From the birthplace of coffee in Ethiopia, to Seattle where the specialty coffee movement originated, The Coffee Man follows Sasa Sestic on his journey to become the 2015 World Barista Champion. The film explores the world of specialty coffee, from farm to cup, through the eyes of Sasa, and investigates what makes this man unique within an industry full of exceptional individuals. But this is not just a story about coffee. It’s a human story, showing that no matter where you come from, or what your history is, with enough passion, persistence and determination, the little guy can win!

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THE LAND OF Eb

Living in the stark volcanic landscape of one of the most remote Hawaiian communities, Jacob, an immigrant father and grandfather, struggles to provide for his large family.

When Jacob overhears a cancer diagnosis from his doctor he keeps the news to himself, forgoing treatment in favor of working to pay off his property which he plans to pass down once he’s gone. As Jacob’s search for work becomes more desperate however, he enters into a dubious agreement with a coffee farmer who promises him the money he needs.

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