[Homeroast] Coffee price hikes smarting

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 20:38:57 CST 2011


Wow Tom, thanks for the clarity.
Joe

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee <
sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com> wrote:

> The crime is that mediocre coffee is going to be expensive. Having to pay a
> lot for an amazing Kenya seems less problematic. Its sad because I think if
> we had meaningful reform on commodity markets, we wouldnt be in this
> situation. Some say that 70% of the commercial paper for coffee is held by
> speculators now, whereas it used to be an exchange for the actual seller and
> buyer of coffee, those who create, handle, or want to receive the physical
> product. Someone is making a lot of money in this market, but it's not those
> who actually trade in coffee...
>
>
>  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.
>> http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
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