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  • Transparency Report 2020

    Sustainability builds on the three pillars economy, agricultural and social. To be near sustainable, all of these three pillars need to be actively updated to standards year on year. Without one of the pillars, sustainability is unachievable. And I can tell you for sure, that nor agricultural or social will be looked after if we are not paying the real costs of the production. I think coffee prices should be even higher and Drop Coffee's ongoing goal is to pay more and more every year. The average price we paid for coffee based on the total 55864 lb (25 393 kilos) of coffee we bought in 2020 was 3.81 US$ per lb (pound) which is about 8.4 US$ per kilo. The average price over all coffees we bought from all farms was 6.13 USD per lb or 13.5 US$ per kilo. The average years of working with a farm were five years in 2020. All of the producers we have visited and know well. 

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  • Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide Released

    The 2020 Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide was released last week out of Emory University. Its tables and figures rely on contract data from 81 roasters, importers, exporters, cooperatives, and producers headquartered in twenty different countries. These data summarize 51,000 contracts that cover roughly 1.09 billion pounds of green specialty coffee valued at more than $2.1 billion. A global market that allows individuals and organizations to buy green coffees as near-commodities and then sell them as differentiated, high valued-added products does not ensure adequate compensation for coffee producers, families, and communities. In many cases, specialty coffee producers do not receive enough...

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  • Transparency report

    Here is the 2019 transparency report in full. This is mainly for producers being able to see how we are buying and for you as our customers to get an insight. The end goal is not for every customer to understand the data, but to spark conversations about why we need to pay more for coffee. This is the same reason why every single package that gone out of our roastery since August 2019 has the FOB price published on the label.  The current market price for coffee is less than the production cost, an equation that doesn’t add up...

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  • Price on label - ensure the coffee you drink is economically sustainable

    Today we are taking another step in the direction of transparency, publishing the FOB-price for the coffee on every label, on every package of coffee we are sending out. FOB is the price of the coffee at the port at origin, before being shipped to us in Europe. We are sharing this, so you, as a consumer know what we have paid to the country that produced the coffee. The same measurement is used on the commercial market. At this time there are many coffee farmers going out of business due to the coffee price crisis, and we want to...

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