Exposing the use of child labour by some of the world’s largest coffee suppliers
With cafés on every corner and shiny machines dispensing drinks in our homes, Starbucks and Nespresso have become two of the world's biggest coffee brands. They have revolutionised not only what we drink but also 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.
However, in this investigation, we 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.
Series 1: 1x30 | HD | 2020