Fewer words evoke more fear and anguish in the typical 9-to-5er than the phrase, “Monday morning.” At times, these two simple words – when uttered in quick succession – can seem like an insurmountable hill that stands between you and a productive, healthy work week. But the sooner you can get beyond this dreary obstacle, the sooner you can become the self-actualized person you were meant to be, with the power to change the world for the better or even more simply “to feel like a person.”
For the team at Mic, our morning spark starts with a fresh cup of hot coffee. That’s why we recently partnered with Laughing Man® Coffee, who’s fair trade certified and sustainably sourced coffee serves to empower and inspire. In this series, we will not only see where the beans that make Laughing Man® Coffee comes from, but we will meet the faces behind Laughing Man® Coffee and learn how the organization works to bolster different farming communities all over the globe.
According to Reuters, in 2017, approximately 64 percent of Americans drank a cup of coffee every day. And while these people definitely know about the pleasures of waking up with a hot mug of joe, chances are that the majority of these drinkers don’t know the hard labor and conditions that led that coffee to move from dirt to the palm of their hand. In this infographic, Mic will take our readers on a journey through the creation of Laughing Man Coffee, from farmlands in Ethiopia and Colombia to your kitchen Keurig.