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Starbucks & Nespresso: The Truth About Your Coffee   

Series 1: 1x30 | HD | 2020
Production Company
TI Productions
Primary Broadcaster
Channel 4

As Britain has become a nation of coffee lovers, Starbucks and Nespresso have become two of the world's biggest coffee brands. They have revolutionised what we drink and how we consume it. On the back of their success both make bold claims about how their beans are ethically sourced and, in particular, that child labour is not used in their supply chains.

But in this investigation Dispatches travelled to Guatemala and discovered young children working long hours in gruelling conditions to pick coffee beans that supply these two coffee giants. Reporter Antony Barnett hears how that for a day’s work the children can earn little more than the price of a Starbucks latte or a pack of pods made BY Nespresso.

"George Clooney, the face of Nespresso, has praised Channel 4’s investigation and said he was saddened by its findings. He has called on the Nespresso board to do more. "
- Channel 4
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