Prices in coffee dropped today after a long long time of extended high pricing. This past year has been quite a roller coaster ride for many including the end user who wants an excellent cup of coffee and finds herself or himself paying more. Coffee, which is traded on the commodities exchange and is controlled by a cauldron of mysterious forces that no one can pinpoint exactly is subject to many fluctuations which can give the average buyer heart palpitations.
Today was a good day in coffee. We even jumped on and bought a few bags. What is more important to realize is that regardless of coffee pricing, what is important is that the farmer is given a fair price, the price through the buying chain remain fair and that the broker and distributor give a fair price to the one who buys green.
We who buy green and roast the product pay a bit more to offer Fair Trade but it insures that fairness is extended all the way back to the source or origin which is the farmer.
Coffee only grows in certain regions of the world near or on the equator. It is referred to as the Coffee Belt and for good reason. Crops are subject to many influences including weather, local politics, and buying decisions on a larger scale which influences what you pay for a cup of coffee as the final product.
TeenyTinyCoffeeCompany is committed to insuring that we buy the finest coffee's for the best price possible. Fairness also means diligence in green bean acquisition.
Keep supporting Fair Trade and Organic coffee's. It will be better for your long term health and you can be assured you are doing your part in supporting a cause which has far reaching implications back to the farmer, the coffee coop, and all who ultimately touch the bean, which in reality, is a coffee seed.