The 2020 Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide is now Live! Designed by Professor Peter W Roberts and his team at Emory University, the guide aims to help separate the specialty market from C-market commodity pricing; highlighting market trends in the speciality coffee sector. We’re proud to be one of this years 81 supporters, as well as
Although Mercanta is not in the commodity business, we, and everyone involved in the green unroasted coffee business, are in some way affected by/connected to the ”commodity price” as quoted on the New York and London exchanges. The commodity price for coffee is a topic of endless debate, frequently misunderstood, and dare I say it,
Despite having de-commoditised the specialty coffee business many years ago, Mercanta does not exist in a vacuum. Events in the wider commodity coffee world are coming to visit the specialty coffee world, and they are coming quickly. Commodity coffee prices at $2.50/lb are the highest in 13 years. This, in itself, is a newsworthy item.
Last month my friend Hugh Gilmartin asked me to contribute a guest blog to the SCAE website. I know all of you were hoping for someone other than me to write the next one – but I am back by unpopular demand! Where can I get the inspiration for this update? The Black Eyed Peas?