Zafirah Zein is a writer on the environment and human rights beat. An old soul with restless feet, she is constantly dreaming of time traveling in history or her next adventure out of the city.
Colonialism brought coffee to Asia
Coffee's post-colonial spread in Asia
Asia's poorest produce; wealthier Westerners consume
As roasters and retailers profit, farmers see deficits
Smallholder farmers get the short end of the stick
Climate threat in Asia will hurt farmers, and disrupt coffee supply
What is ethical coffee, and where can I get a cup?
Riding the third wave with specialty coffee
Making Asia’s coffee scene ethical takes a whole world
Remembering the hands that pick your coffee
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Zafirah Mohamed Zein / Writer
Data visualisation / Bianchi Dy
Design / Munirah Mansoor
Illustration / Griselda Gabriele & Munirah Mansoor