Could everyone please just stop going to four barrel/four barrel accounts? And stop serving four barrel coffee in the cafe you own/manage? And ask your local cafe that serves four barrel to switch to a more ethical company?
No matter how ethically sourced your coffees may be, if you can't treat your employees at home with respect and dignity, you're just as bad as any coffee company that takes advantage of producers while giving execs a huge paycheck.
Four barrel just fired their entire production staff - but, wait. Didn't four barrel change their name to
~~*~** The Tide **~*~~ to signify a change in company culture and direction? Seems like that attempt is failing, or they're trying to hide their dirty work under "four barrel" to completely sweep it under the rug once tide "takes off"...we can keep that from happening by ceasing to support this toxic company.