Overheard: Clean Consciences
Written by Bwog Staff
A bougie, white, early 30s, peacoat-wearing couple enters Oren’s.
Man: We would like to buy coffee beans.
Oren’s barista: Okay, let me show your over here.
M: Before you start, I just wanted to make sure that it was fair trade.
OB: Well no, it’s actually better than fair trade.
OB: It’s actually direct trade. Oren actually meets the farmers and negotiates a price, cuts out the middleman.
M: Hmm, that sounds fine.
They continue to talk about coffee bean sourcing until the man settles on a pound and a half. Sometimes TV is real life…
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