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Teacher Resources

These six lesson plans can be used flexibly during an individual lesson or over a longer lesson sequenece, to build on previous knowledge.

They cover key aspects of the Geography curriculum at KS3, including the concept of:

Detailed curriculum links have been provided within the teachers' notes.

The resources are also relevant to the Geography curriculum at GCSE, Download this Guide which contains detailed curriculum links for this level.

Before you start the lessons, you may want to find out more about the coffee journey. Download this PowerPoint for a history of coffee farming and the processes involved from crop to cup.

Coffee at the source

A set of lessons which explore coffee-growing communities around the world and how the coffee trade affects their lives.

Download the full set of resources here.

  • Lesson 1

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    Where does our coffee come from and why does it matter?

  • Lesson 2

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    How can coffee improve lives?

  • Lesson 3

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    Can coffee make the world a better place?

  • Teacher's notes

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    Suggestions on how to run these lessons in class and detailed curriculum links

From bean to cup

A set of lessons which follow the commodity chain from the farm to the café, and explore the cafe connections between Costa customers and everyone involved in the supply chain.

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  • Lesson 1

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    How far has your coffee travelled to reach your cup?

  • Lesson 2

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    Who benefits from our love of coffee?

  • Lesson 3

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    What can coffee do for you?

  • Teacher's notes

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    Suggestions on how to run these lessons in class and detailed curriculum links