Third Wave Coffee, Maya Farmers, and the Anthropology of Wellbeing

Date: 
02/04/2015 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Patterson Office Tower 18th floor West End Room
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Dr. Edward Fischer Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University
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His talk focuses on specialty coffee markets and Maya farmers in Guatemala. The best coffees these days are selling for astronomical prices and even though farmers are not getting rich, they are benefitting from the market boom and have high hopes for coffee.