The Coffee Chain Game

Profits from the coffee industry are unfairly distributed – explore why with these materials for students aged 13+.

"I'd like to tell people in your place that the drink they are enjoying is now the cause of all our problems. We grow the crop with our sweat and sell it for nothing." Lawrence Seguya - Ugandan coffee farmer.


Coffee companies make huge profits, while the farmers who grow the coffee make barely enough to live on.


These resources show the contrast between farmers who sell their coffee on the open market, and those able to sell their coffee to Fair Trade buyers. There are powerful interviews with coffee growers in Uganda, and a quiz about the coffee trade.

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