In a word, yeouch!
All sorts of things factored into the most recent price increases, including world turmoil, weather, climate, and the fact that I waited way too long to start raising my prices in the hope green coffee prices would actually go down.
My new prices reflect the current market and should allow me, barring unpredictable world events, to avoid raising them again for a while.
I finally updated the price list on this site to reflect my current prices. Of course, some of you might be wondering, “Why the big increases?”
Unfortunately, coffee, like many other commodities, is experiencing large price swings right now. Many of the varieties I carry increased as much as a dollar a pound for green coffee last year and some of the varieties I want to carry are simply not available this year.
In order to ensure I can continue to roast–let’s face it, roasting involves a lot more than just buying green beans–I had to adjust my prices accordingly. If prices were to go down, and there is evidence that they may for some varieties later this year, I will adjust my prices accordingly.
In the mean time, thank you for your patronage and I look forward to roasting coffee for your in 2012.
Welcome visitors from the Downtown Troy Farmer’s Market. Don’t be shy. Poke around and contact me if you have questions.
I will be at the Downtown Troy Farmer’s Market from 9-12 today selling coffee.
I will be doing lots of roasting this week in preparation for the Downtown Troy Farmer’s Market this Saturday. Do you need coffee? Let me know.