I tried to to find research about the overall effects of coffee drinking and whether it would be more sustainable to give up drinking coffee altogether or just consume fair trade coffee. I did not succeed in my quest. There were studies comparing the impact of drinking coffee to tea and the effects of different ways of cultivating coffee. Examples were given on how to improve one´s sustainability, for instance if you switch to tea from coffee your negative impact is halved. But there was no information on the possible beneficial effects of coffee and tea cultivation for the local people. I was left wondering if it would have a negative social impact for the farmers to consuming caffeinated drinks altogether. Would the farmers lose their jobs? Would I be taking the bread off their table by attempting to minimize my carbot footprint? How can different aspects of sustainability be compared against each other? Or can they?