Small Producers, Guatemala
Green coffee price
This amount is not always representative of the total amount paid for the coffee. Often there are other costs involved, including transportation and taxes. We list here the highest level of transparent pricing available to us and list all prices in the currency paid.
This is the price paid to the farmer and represents the highest level of price transparency we have. Unfortunately it isn't always a clear number, and different regions take payments in different ways - some producers will process the coffee completely so the farm gate price paid will be for green coffee, whereas other regions might sell the raw cherry or parchment before being processed at a separate location.
The Free On Board price represents the cost of coffee prior to being shipped out of origin and covers all costs involved up until that point. It doesn't include the cost of shipping it to the UK nor any import duties or taxes that might be involved.
The Ex-works price is the most commonly seen price and will usually be the price paid when sourcing coffee from an importer. This amount will include everything up until putting it on a truck and sending it from a warehouse to the roastery.
TransportationThis is the cost of getting the coffee to our roastery in Scotland. The amount listed is usually based on where it was shipped from as suggested by the level of transparency. That is, if the coffee is bought EXW then the price listed for transportation will be from a warehouse in the UK. If the transparency price is FOB or Farmgate the transportation cost will be based on shipping it from origin.
This is the amount we estimate for the cost of production based on current electricity price, cost of packaging materials and shrinkage due to the roasting process itself (around 12% - 14% loss).
We don't include labour costs, rent and other costs in the figure at this time.
Transparency is at the heart of what we do, it's one of our core tenants. We don't rename our coffees out of respect for the producers who've put so much work into it already and we believe in being open about our pricing and what we pay because we believe it's important to create that connection - coffee doesn't come from a vacuum, there is a person behind it and they're just as deserving of a fair deal as anyone else.