In spite of high demand, world coffee prices are relatively low, due to over-production. Farers are affected adversely.
Campaigners think German firms should be accountable for the human rights abuses committed along their supply chains. Some businesses say it's too difficult to police, but others would welcome a "level playing field."
The world's top Arabica producers are suffering their worst crisis in over a decade after prices for their coffee fell below $1 per pound. They now want to sell their harvests without being tied to market prices.
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