[Homeroast] Coffee price hikes smarting

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 19:15:54 CST 2011

Yes a great kenyan will be much higher this year and many others a
modest increase. Still for a fine drink as we can produce with the
beans Tom sources it's still a bargain per cup or shot.

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM, sci <scizen at gmail.com> wrote:
> The hike in coffee prices starting back in 2010 is starting to smart. I
> hadn't really noticed, but several people I know complained about it, asking
> me where to get good coffee at decent prices. SM's offering list also
> reflects the hikes. One article says hikes are a combination of factors,
> mostly supply/demand dynamics. Demand is rising esp. in China, and the
> supply has been lower than usual due to weather etc. Another report said the
> use of robusta in nasty canned blends is at an all-time high ratio in an
> effort to keep costs down. One of my favorite local roasters (CCC)  charges
> $14 for a 12oz bag of Kenyan ($19 lb.) and $12 for 12oz of Ethiopian DPs.
> Yikes. That is steep for most folks on a flat-lined salary. Several coffee
> junkies started asking me more about home roasting.
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Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
Amherst MA.

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