[Homeroast] Coffee price hikes smarting

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 00:18:13 CST 2011


I'm going dizzy watching the C green coffee market and the price of gas
above most local gas stations.
Which one will win?................:^(
Joe



On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 7:37 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mcKona at comcast.net> wrote:

> To give you an idea how much the C Market has gone up in less than a year
> since the mid June 2010 price rise take off the spot price of Brazil
> Moreninha Formosa was $1.85 end of May 2010 order, end of Dec 2010 $2.77
> and
> today $3.15. That's a cost increase of 70.3% in 9 months....and it's still
> going up up up daily.
>
> $12 for a 12oz roasted bag of a good DP Ethiopia in today's market is
> cheap.
>
>
> Slave to the Bean  miKe mcKoffee
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> > Behalf Of Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
> > Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 5:24 PM
> > To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules
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> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Coffee price hikes smarting
> >
> > 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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