a cup of research
i love research. with a history degree and a masters that focused on ethnographic research, i really didn’t have a chance. i love reading and finding answers but i specifically love using research to find out more about people. about what drives them, what their circumstances are and where they want to be in the future. this is much more difficult than taking statistics and finding results. its not cut and dried, you get involved emotionally and it takes time. therefore its often not the most lucrative. but important and interesting and therefore necessary it is indeed. i am very interested in what GCQRI is doing but I hope they turn their research lens to the coffee farmer himself and not just on statistics and what’s in the ground around him.