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Blood, Sweat and Luxuries Episode 3 of 5

Six young British consumers swap their luxury lives for the simple mud huts and shanty towns of Africa and Asia to work alongside the people who mine, manufacture, process and recycle luxury goods.

The Brits leave Ethiopia's capital behind and travel south to the famous coffee plantations of Yirgacheffe and the remote mountain village of Biolya. Here, life gets even tougher as for the first time they have no help from a local family and must survive only on the wages paid to a coffee worker. But will they be able to do enough work to afford to eat and pay rent on their simple mud hut?

To survive, the Brits must pool their money and work as a family, but when their team needs to be strong it starts falling apart - George becomes ill, Lucy can't cope and Oscar decides to go it alone.

Just when everything is getting too much, they are surprised by a new arrival, self-confessed coffee addict Shievonne. But will her favourite drink ever taste the same again?

1 hour

Last on

Mon 7 Jun 2010 01:45


Role Contributor
DirectorJames Christie-Miller
Executive ProducerMark Rubens
Executive ProducerTim Quicke