The first time in 15 years led the commodity coffee 200 cents
Prices of some consumer end price adjustment yet to follow up the cloud
A variety of agricultural products all the way up, compared to 50% surge in coffee beans is a staple product rose in the first. It is said that morning futures limited liability company providing data show that this year, the international coffee futures low as 133 cents / lb, up 204.45 cents / lb, this is the following, after 1994, coffee prices, coffee futures prices in 15 years the first time exceeded 200 cents. Some media reports, affected by rising raw material, Starbucks, UCC and other branded consumer terminals has raised the price.
Sabes de diferenciales pagados FOB para cafes de Hue Hue. Igualmente, cuanto se paga el quintal pergamino seco en fincas en esa zona durante esta semana.
Up 15cents just since last Monday's greens order...
Robert Thoresen (namedrop, he's the first wbc-champion) told that the climate change is partly effecting the harvest seasons. The trend of bad crops is certainly on of the reasons affecting the price increases at both the specialty grade and the commercial grade of coffee.
Especially during these bad crop years, I'm more than happy to pay some extra for my coffee because the growers truly need and deserve it. I know our customers won't mind paying little more either even if the didn't know the rise in the cost of coffee.
I posted something like this a few months back and got negative replies.....quite frankly its outrageous whats happening and it will truly affect specialty coffee indefinitely. Not only coffee...sugar, oil....etc etc. This doesn't do anything for the growers/farmers- it will affect them as well. I would gladly take some educated answers that state whats "truly" driving these prices up up and UP!
I'm really glad to read this conversation is picking up and that there is starting to be a new awareness on the subject. High prices have continued to surge since the date I posted this conversation, and to perpetuate our worries I will go ahead and say that coffee price speculation is aiming to close February and start March at $2.70; if the trend continues we'll see prices of $3.00 by May. Hope its not the case but the trend in coffee contracts and the internal market conditions of each producing country are sure setting us on that path.
What's going to happen on the Specialty Coffees is that we'll just have to work harder to find them and get them, since there will be less available. I've been to the coffee plantations all around Guatemala these past months for the harvest and have seen how specialty coffee producers are starting to give away on quality and sell at the high prices the market is paying. Their rationale behind it that "why produce better coffee that costs higher, when they can get payed the same (and faster) if they sell their coffee without any quality control whatsoever." It is completely worrisome since I've seen how great coffees have been lost in a sea of the "not good enough". It's been hard to keep producers, specially small and associated producers, on the focus of quality and long term relationships. However there are few that remain honorable and true to coffee purity and direct trade. Hope many of them start to realize this as coffee prices stumble again in the next market cycle some years from now.
In the mean time, lets continue to push quality, most of our customers will understand as many of you have stated here.
3 months later up from $215.45 to $258.75. All told since my end of May 2010 order to today nine months later up 70.3% and still rising daily...
Mike McGinness said:Up 15cents just since last Monday's greens order...
Its going steady, I think we're going to be seeing those $300 soon!
Ridiculous, I believe, is the right word to use.
Mike McGinness said:
So far since yesterday up $4 = up 1.45% in less than a day. Speculator investors gone wild... Wait just checked again, up another $1.45 to $276.55 while I typed this!