When discussing the problems associated with commodity coffee, and why you need to pay a little more to make sure people and the environment are protected, I’ve actually had people tell me they have a “right” to cheap coffee. I often hear that certified coffees are too hard to find, and people tell me they’d buy sustainable coffee if only it were at the grocery store.
At least you have access to a grocery store.
There is no such thing as “cheap” coffee.
Please visit the After the Harvest web site to learn more about the large percentage of coffee farmers than do not have enough to eat for a portion of the year, and the organizations that are working on food security in the coffee lands.