Coffee Science: Global Coffee Market and the Commodity Exchange of Coffee

Coffee research articles about the global coffee market, coffee value, Fair Trade, and commodity fetishism!

I am interested in critical theory around commodities and coffee in particular. I like to read about the supply side of the market as well as the consumer sphere, where coffee is so speciously branded and fetishized.

There are articles that look critically at the Fair Trade model, as well as local studies about coffee value enhancement. I think the case of Burundi in the 3 articles below is fascinating.

This is one of 5 groupings of articles. Head back to the main Coffee Science page for links to the other sections!

I have collected over time from a variety of “open source” sites, shared directly with me, or other public archives. I am pretty fascinated with the research work focused on coffee and related issues. I am also not a scientist, economist or involved in Academia. I have an MFA!

If you are an author or are aware that any of these papers should not be available here, please contact me and I will respond promptly. I think it’s possible some work here that was emailed direct to me might not have been published for public access, but it’s hard to tell by the file itself. So please just communicate with us: [email protected] -Thompson


Coffee economics, fair trade, GIS, coffee commodity system


This is one of 5 groupings of articles. Head back to the main Coffee Science page for links to the other sections!

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