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  • Break Down FOB Data and Learn if Your Farmers are Getting Fair Prices for Their Coffee
    • Trends
    Break Down FOB Data and Learn if Your Farmers are Getting Fair Prices for Their Coffee

    To understand how much farmers get paid based on FOB data, roasters need to know the structure of their supply chain. Check the breakdown and calculate the farm gate to FOB ratio.
    published

    • Brazil
    • Costa Rica
    • Ghana
  • A solution in logistics for roasters & producers in trusted partnerships
    • Product
    • Case study
    A solution in logistics for roasters & producers in trusted partnerships

    Algrano’s no-hassle logistics is helping Nomad Coffee and Finca Las Brisas grow their relationship. They can access more lots beyond the ones available in the marketplace and pay a cheaper service fee at the end, getting the coffee freshly delivered in a convenient timeframe.
    published

    • El Salvador
  • Sourcing direct from a small farmer in Brazil helps this roaster thrive
    • Case study
    Sourcing direct from a small farmer in Brazil helps this roaster thrive

    Kaffehaus built his coffee shop & roastery around stories, moving away from the “quality lab” look and reclaiming the original role of coffee houses. The roastery’s relationship with Capadócia Coffee is key to making that work.
    published

    • Brazil
  • Pre-contracting helped this roaster secure coffee at the best price
    • Case study
    Pre-contracting helped this roaster secure coffee at the best price

    Quarter Horse Coffee in the UK is pre-contracting more and more. By acting fast, they avoided the price rally in 2021 following the Brazilian frost. They also secured one of the few lots available to source directly from Costa Rica in 2022 despite the country’s lower production, which led to most coffees selling out.
    published

  • How a roaster’s brand can build buzz around a coffee producer
    • Case study
    How a roaster’s brand can build buzz around a coffee producer

    Buying full containers is not the only way to support the people behind your coffee. Brand collaborations and recommendations help boost producers’ reputations and get them more good customers.
    published

    • Rwanda
  • Why roasters are choosing to be price takers
    • Research
    • Interview
    Why roasters are choosing to be price takers

    As defining “fair prices” for coffee remains elusive, specialty roasters are targeting power imbalances in sourcing to ensure better pay for farmers. Learn why roasters are choosing to become price takers and find resources to guide your pricing decisions.
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  • The service providers making direct coffee sourcing easy
    • Case study
    The service providers making direct coffee sourcing easy

    With the growth in relationship-based trade, intermediaries are called to reinvent themselves and give control to roasters and producers. This is where The Guat Lab and Algrano come in. With a service-provider approach, coffee buyers - like Hoppenworth & Ploch in Germany - can build relationships without taking new risks.
    published

    • Guatemala
  • Harvest News May 2022
    • Harvest report
    Harvest News May 2022

    Learn about what's happening in Brazil, Rwanda, Peru, Colombia and Indonesia and get ready to source great coffees!
    published

    • Brazil
    • Colombia
    • Indonesia
    • Peru
    • Rwanda
  • Six initiatives to make coffee prices break free from the c-market
    • Research
    Six initiatives to make coffee prices break free from the c-market

    The coffee industry is a breeding ground for ideas on how to tackle supply chain inequalities. Learn which initiatives and pricing models have been developed to eschew the c-market and answer the million-dollar question: how can we set prices that support sustainable production?
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  • You can buy from the same farm every year and still get new, exciting coffees. This is how
    • Case study
    You can buy from the same farm every year and still get new, exciting coffees. This is how

    Swedish roastery Gringo Nordic combines a variety of exciting beans with consistent qualities from decade-old partner Finca San José in El Salvador. Just because he buys from the same farm every year, it doesn’t mean he’s always getting the same coffees…
    published

    • El Salvador
  • Algrano Market Trends Review 2022
    • Trends
    Algrano Market Trends Review 2022

    The new Algrano Market Review highlights the stabilising effect of long-term relationships on coffee supply and prices with more than 60% of surveyed coffee roasters and producers wanting to invest more in direct trade practices in 2022.
    published

  • Beyond wholesale: three ways to boost your coffee sales
    • Trends
    Beyond wholesale: three ways to boost your coffee sales

    Learn how innovative UK roasters are exploring new sales channels, from paid ads to the shop local movement, to grow their sales. Bonus: three ideas to diversify your offer and how to make your brand stand out online!
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