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Coffee on the Couch with Fight Coffee

Fight Coffee
Fight Coffee

Coffee On The Couch With Fight Coffee

Chris Lafreniere is a young man from Maine who loves journalism. He has been pursuing various aspects of journalism, recently adding the interviews of business owners.

Meet Chris LaFreniere, the passionate writer and curator of ‘Coffee on the Couch.’ What started as a simple blog in 2016 has evolved into an exploration of the captivating crossroads where Christianity and politics intersect. With a deep belief that understanding this nexus holds the key to our complex society, Chris invites you to break free from conventional perspectives and join him on this intellectual journey. Whether you’re a fellow believer eager to bridge the gap between faith and politics or a curious soul seeking engaging discussions, there’s a seat waiting just for you. Subscribe now and savor the blend of faith, politics, and countless enriching conversations at Coffee on the Couch. Cheers to faith, politics, and the many dialogues ahead!

Warmly, Chris LaFreniere, Freelance Writer and Curator of Coffee on the Couch.

Coffee on the Couch

Coffee on the Couch

He recently interviewed Fight Coffee.

Fight Coffee: Responsibly sourced, Fairtrade Coffee company.

Reasons for interviewing Fight Coffee:

The decision to interview Fight Coffee for my podcast stemmed from a profound alignment with their mission and values. Upon exploring their website, I was deeply moved by their overarching commitment to “Fight human trafficking” and their simultaneous dedication to improving the livelihoods of coffee bean growers and pickers in coffee-exporting nations. The dual purpose of their enterprise, advocating for social justice while delivering an exceptionally delicious brew, struck a chord with the ethos of my podcast. Engaging in email correspondence and Zoom discussions further solidified the conviction to not only feature them as guests but also to forge a partnership as an affiliate. Fight Coffee’s multifaceted approach to making a positive impact in the world, both ethically and gastronomically, offers an inspiring narrative that I am eager to share with my audience.
Paragraph on Interviewee:Anthony, the visionary owner and operator of Fight Coffee, has a story that defies the odds. Instead of succumbing to life’s challenges, Anthony chose to stand tall and fight against adversity. His journey, marked by surviving three abortion attempts, enduring foster care, and navigating a tumultuous upbringing in a broken home, reveals a resilience that is nothing short of remarkable. In the face of life-threatening situations, including a harrowing encounter with a hammer-wielding assailant in first grade, Anthony emerged as a survivor. Battling homelessness and drug addiction before even graduating high school, he intimately understands the impact of trauma. Anthony’s decision to channel his experiences into founding Fight Coffee is a testament to his indomitable spirit. This unique perspective, coupled with a commitment to combating human trafficking and improving the lives of coffee bean growers, makes Anthony a compelling force for positive change.
 
Excerpts from the Interview:Today, we’re joined by the compassionate team behind Fight Coffee, who are brewing a powerful mission to combat human trafficking one cup at a time.

The question is “just how much human trafficking is happening here in Maine?

Yeah, so well, I mean, just real quick, I mean, it’s a worldwide issue; it’s all over the world, and some estimates go up to near 40 million people in the world are being trafficked; it’s all throughout you know every country here in the United States it’s all over and then and so here in Maine there was a news report done.
Add to that the fact that we’re a border state to Canada.
Anytime two countries are connected, they want to get you out of your country into another country because it’s much easier to control you, take your passport, or you don’t have, you know, you’re illegal.
And so people are; they use that fear tactic.
So that’s a control issue.
And then we’re a source state for Boston and New York.
 
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Rwandan Arabica Coffee

So, you’ve emphasized your commitment to using 100% Arabica specialty-grade coffee. How does this commitment align with your personal values and the mission of Fight Coffee?
 
 
Okay, yeah, so for more information about specialty great coffee and what it is because I don’t want to get into all of that.Anybody could go to my website info at fightcoffee.org/ scroll to the bottom of the
but normally, coffee at a low price, somebody’s being exploited, so from a value vantage point, you know when you buy specialty grade coffee specialty grade coffee costs more right because you pay you get what you pay for right if you get a grade a bean versus a grade c bean right the a is going to cost more so if we’re buying grade a coffee then the farmers are getting more money.
 
Parting Remarks:
Should you decide to purchase coffee on behalf of my article, Do me this favor and put my affiliate code “COC” in the special instructions box.

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Join us on ‘Coffee on the Couch’ for lively conversations with everyday heroes, entrepreneurs, and inspiring individuals. Get ready to be uplifted, empowered, and inspired as we chat about life’s challenges and triumphs over a virtual cup of coffee.

Chris is a freelance writer living in Maine. He is a Christian who likes to see the value of faith and in life.

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Chris LaFreniere

Chris LaFreniere

 From an early age, Chris LaFreniere became interested in the written word, as well as finding his voice. He was quite regularly told by teachers, both in a positive way as well as a negative way, that his style of writing was akin to the way he thought. In one encounter with a teacher, she advised him that he should go into journalism because she believed he would do well.

Chris has been writing for close to a decade now, starting off as simply a way to get his views and opinions out via a blog, which over time has morphed into a more polished style as well as a new arena. One of which some individuals have referred to as “citizen journalism.” Writing is a passion for Chris and a place where he truly believes he’s found his voice. He also presently works as a copywriter.