The coffee world has changed since Starbucks rose to prominence. Not
only has the sourcing of beans acquired wine-like precision, but now
there are many small, local roasters. How'd this all happen? Episode 4
brings you into the infrastructure underpinning third-wave coffee from
a Kenyan coffee auction to a major coffee importer to a secret coffee
warehouse in San Leandro with beans from every coffee-growing nation
in the world. We’re guided by Aaron Van der Groen, the green coffee
buyer for San Francisco’s legendary roaster Ritual Coffee.
First, the MoneyBeat camp breaks down what the surging dollar means to the global economy and markets around the world. Then, a look at why planned festivities for Dow 20000 are modest compared to when it reached 10000 for the first time in 1999.