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Javatrekker by Dean Cycon
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Feb 22, 11

Read in January, 2008

This book really felt in some ways more like a travelog or diary than an objective analytical overview of early millennial third world coffee farmers. At first I was annoyed because Dean (the author and "star" of the show) really paints himself in a very flattering light but by the end he's like the loud, obnoxious yet entertaining Uncle that gets drunk at all the family weddings and you just laugh and learn to live with it. While I was hoping it would be a bit more objective and address global initiatives being taken to improve the lives of the coffee farmers (not just what Dean's Beans is doing to help them) overall I would say I enjoyed the humanity he brings to the stories he tells about his world of coffee.
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