04 Sep '12, 9pm

Leighton Up: @HasBean Punts On Direct Trade Model what does Direct Trade mean to you?

There’s only one Stephen Leighton, the human dynamo responsible Tamper Tantrum , Tamper Tantrum Live (it’s like TED for coffee!), and Has Bean, a quality-focused wholesale coffee roasters based in Stafford, UK. Mr. Leighton recently published an editorial on Direct Trade and why Has Bean is moving away from the DT model. This editorial is edgy, biting, and intentionally courts controversy. More from Mr. Leighton’s editorial, “Direct Trade Sucks” : I liked [sic] it to being trapped in a loveless marriage, one was trying really hard, and the other didn’t feel the same way. Its [sic] a problem when your partner loves you for the wrong reasons, or doesn’t trust your motivations. I guess Thats [sic] my job to fix or change that. Mr. Leighton tells his customers : You’re going to have to trust me even though it doesn’t have the name direct trade / fair trade/ grown by nuns/ kiss...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/leighton-up-has-bean-punts-on-direct-t...

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