It is important that each coffee producer we work with is maintaining a sustainable income to promote a future not only for coffee production, but for each of those coffee-producing communities. Three years ago, a group of researchers at Emory University in Georgia began to compile data from coffee contracts, quality scores, and prices paid to these producers from various roasters and importers worldwide.
This then led to the creation of the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide, which Mercanta, in addition to roughly 100 other coffee organizations, have happily been supplying data to. Now, the project encompasses nearly 50,000 different coffee contracts, allowing for a clear look into how the specialty market differs from the conventional. The results create a useful tool to guide the coffee industry towards paying more sustainable prices for the coffee purchased.
The Transaction Guide is essential, especially during the time of a volatile C-market and can help ensure that producers cover production costs in addition to receiving enough revenue to maintaining a sustainable livelihood.
You can download the guide here to learn more.