[Homeroast] Coffee price hikes smarting

michael brown disracer at msn.com
Sat Feb 12 08:07:26 CST 2011


Agreed. 
Michael Bb'ham, Al

> From: mcKona at comcast.net
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:37:04 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Coffee price hikes smarting
> 
> 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.
> 
> 
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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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