Coffee Supply Hiccups

21 February 2023  |  Admin

Coffee Supply Hiccups

One indirect effect of the shortages after the 2021 frost in Brasil is random hiccups in the supply of some of our most popular origins of coffee beans. Even Kenya the queen of mild roast coffees vanished recently for a couple of months on the wholesale market. Other worries are on Cuban (promised for March but donít hold your breath), Our favorite Brasil Santos (promised for late March) and our new star organic Fairtrade Congo (plenty at the moment but supply looks sporadic looking forward).

Why do we sell Kenyan and Cuban (and other coffees) which are not organic Fairtrade? Simple answer they are not available, or not at an affordable price. We can only survive by catering to the whole range of customers and not all of them are committed as we are to the cause of organic or Fairtrade. Some have well thought out reservations, others are misinformed. Not everyone knows for instance that if the global agricultural system were to change over to organic there would be enough carbon stored in the soil to massively mitigate global heating.