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Paying for Coffee: Guadalupe Miramar

In our previous series, Paying for Coffee: It’s Complicated, we talked about the various factors that underpin how we as a sourcing company buy coffee, as well as how to discuss it. While that series looked at…

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FOB is An Exporting Metric, Not A Farmgate Benchmark

FOB price has become a popular metric for assessing whether a producer was paid fairly for their coffee, but what does the FOB (or free on board) price really tell…

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Paying for Coffee: Santuario

In our previous series, Paying for Coffee: It’s Complicated, we talked about the various factors that underpin how we as a sourcing company buy coffee, as well as how to discuss it. While that series looked at…

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Paying for Coffee: Nariño

In our previous series, Paying for Coffee: It’s Complicated, we talked about the various factors that underpin how we as a sourcing company buy coffee, as well as how to…

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Paying for Coffee: Coopbam, Peru

In our previous series, Paying for Coffee: It’s Complicated, we talked about the various factors that underpin how we as a sourcing company buy coffee, as well as how to…

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Paying for Coffee: Valle Inca

Paying for Coffee: Valle Inca In our previous series, Paying for Coffee: It’s Complicated, we talked about the various factors that underpin how we as a sourcing company buy coffee, as well as how to discuss it….

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Paying for Coffee: Inzá

In our previous series, Paying for Coffee: It’s Complicated, we talked about the various factors that underpin how we as a coffee sourcing company buy coffee, as well as how to…

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Paying for Coffee—It’s Complicated: Part 5

Part 5: Asking the Right Questions Now that we’ve unpacked context on what goes into pricing coffee, from terms and language to production and operating costs to purchasing models and…

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Paying for Coffee—It’s Complicated: Part 4

Part 4: Not Just  What You Pay, But How You Buy Historically, many have viewed importers as middlemen, a gateway through which coffee passes on its way from the farmer…

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