We have always been keen to be transparent (where we are able) about our coffee sourcing. We believe this will allow everyone to appreciate the full chain from seed to roasted bean. In the past (for our high-end coffees) we have published full transparency on the coffees, under each coffee. We have even asked our clients what they are prepared to pay for these coffees.
While we have not always got an overwhelming response, recently (June 2020) we were made aware of an initiative that we believe can affect the overall reward that producers get for their coffees, especially those concentrating on quality. We are keen to be part of this initiative and hence from now on will be publishing transparency information of all our coffees, on their information site.
- Have at least one coffee at all time that is considered transparent as per criteria of the Pledge.
- Transparency information must be publicly available on the website
- We must indicate the share of transparent coffees we sell.
Transparency of FYE2020 coffees
All our coffee that we purchased directly for our financial year-end (FYE) in 2020, or are able to trace to the source we have included in this report as transparent. For FYE2021 all coffees, we are able to provide FOB price we will class as transparent. The bulk of our non-transparent coffees are our “budget” line of coffees (namely the 3-star and below). While we tend to still select these coffees on taste, it is driven but price, so that while they may not be our favourite coffees, they keep Quaffee afloat, while still recognising the few diamonds in the rough.
Below is a graphical representation of our sales as per the previous financial year. Should you want to see how we calculated the numbers below, please see the downloadable pdf.
Transparency info per coffee FYE2021
All coffees listed on our site, from July 2020, will have a transparency section. If we imported or sourced the coffee directly, we will list the FOB price. If we have worked with a local agent, we will disclose the FOB price if they are happy to let us. For any coffee that we additional information we will post this in the transparency section of each coffee.
Status of coffee stock as of July 2020
Transparent coffees ordered as of July 2020
Coffe we have sourced ourselves directly from various agents or representatives this year.
|Coffee||Price Type||Price||Qty Ordered||Total|
|biNyabiraba||FOB||$3.3||11 x 60kg bags||660kgs|
|biNyinyna||FOB||$4||4 x 60kg bags||240kgs|
|coASOrganica||FOB||$4.1||12 x 35kg boxes||420kgs|
|coLaPiramide||FOB||$3.7||12 x 35kg boxes||420kgs|
|coLosIdolos||FOB||$3.7||14 x 35kg boxes||490kgs|
|coLosNaranjos||FOB||$3.7||13 x 35kg boxes||455kgs|
|coYara||FOB||$5||2 x 35kg boxes||70kgs|
|coLaSerenia (decaf)||FOB||$4.4||3 x 35kg boxes||105kgs|
|coLaEstrella||FOB||$3.6||1 x 70kg bags||70kgs|
|elGuayacan ML||FOB||$3.8||1 x 69kg bags||69kgs|
|ecSaraguallas||FOB||$3.8||4 x 35kg bags||140kgs|
None Transparent coffees on local SPOT
Coffees that are using local suppliers that may not be comfortable to release FOB prices. As these coffees are held in their warehouse, and we perhaps them on SPOT we list what we currently have in stock at our premises.
|Coffee||Price Type||Price||Quantity in Stock|
|coDecaf (white label)||n/a||unknown||40kgs|