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New Coffee Company Promises To Increase Farmers' Wages By 50%

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For every $3 you spend on a cup of coffee, the farmer who grew the beans makes a paltry 3 cents. That’s because the coffee industry is full of middlemen. In general, you’ve got growers, processors, packagers, and multiple points of transportation, retail markets and consumers. But one company called Levanta seeks to change that by working directly with farmers and paying them a full 50 percent more than normal wages.