Why Does Switzerland Do More Trade in Coffee than Colombia? – VisualPolitik EN

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The coffee market is one of the largest and least known markets in existence. Every year it moves hundreds of billions of dollars, yet 80% of the producers live in poverty. It is such a unique market that, surprisingly, Switzerland’s coffee exports exceed those of Colombia itself.

But how is this possible? Why haven’t producers managed to turn this market into a source of wealth and prosperity? Where is the problem? In this video we tell you some of the main factors affecting the coffee market.

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