The specialty coffee supply chain doesn't need to so opaque. We hope that by being transparent about our costs, coffee consumers will get a better understanding of what goes into producing their favorite drink, and feel better about paying a higher price for a highly-accessible luxury product. By paying the prices we pay for coffee, farmers are able to reduce financial uncertainty, and reinvest in their farms and communities how they see fit.
It's worth it to pay a little more for a product that treats our natural resources responsibly.
The commodity price of coffee is generally at or under $1 per pound. For the last year supply chain issues in combination with high demand and low supply have seen the c-price double, averaging $2+ per pound. The specialty market expects to see price increases this year as well, due primarily to supply chain issues, but also because high c-price lead to producers deciding to focus on high-yield, commodity grade coffees.
Up-to-the-minute pricing can be found here.
|Coffee Name - Region, Origin Country||Green Price / lb. (what we paid)|
|Chichen - Veracruz, Guatemala||$3.61|
|Caballero #1 - La Paz, Honduras||$4.83|
|Biftu Gudina - Jimma, Ethiopia||$4.50|
|Nensebo Refisa - West Arsi, Ethiopia||$5.32|
|Spirit Mountain - Angostura, Dom. Rep.||$6.80|
Beautiful D - Jerico, Colombia
|Production Step||Cost Per Pound Produced|
|Transportation (not including shipping costs)||$0.23|
|Water Weight Loss (due to roasting)||$0.65|