Coffee and tea prices
Due to the current crises, the price of coffee and tea has also risen. This won't be news to most people, but we think it's good to go into it. The price increase in the food industry is unprecedented.
It is with a heavy heart that we have had to raise the prices of coffee and tea. There are companies that also make more profit due to the higher prices. We think that is a pity and certainly does not apply to us. We also hand in like everyone else at the moment. We want to continue to charge reasonable prices for our products.
Because we are a small company, without staff, we have low costs and we can market our coffee competitively. Where a lot of Specialty Coffee at companies already fluctuates between 8 and 10 euros, we can still stay between 6 and 8 euros per 250 grams for most coffees.
We also give an attractive discount of up to 20% when purchasing 10 kilograms of coffee beans. This means that a kilo of Premium Espresso costs 22.37, which is only € 5.59 per 250 grams.
Coffee beans in kilo packs have a good shelf life.
To explain the higher coffee and tea prices, we mention the most important aspects in the current market.
1. The gas prices
Coffee is roasted in burners that are fired with gas. The increased gas price is reflected in the price of coffee beans.
2. The packaging
Packaging is becoming increasingly expensive due to higher raw material prices and production costs. The energy price also plays a role here.
3. The dollar
The green coffee beans and many teas are traded in dollars on the world market. The exchange rate of the euro against the dollar has fallen. If you used to be able to buy more than 1 dollar for 1 euro, 1 euro is now worth almost as much as 1 dollar. In other words: coffee and tea must be purchased more expensively.
4. The climate
The changing climatic conditions also cause problems in the coffee countries (countries around the equator) with the cultivation of all kinds of crops. More rainfall, more drought, higher temperatures, more extreme weather. These are new circumstances that coffee farmers have to deal with.
Harvests are therefore disappointing and where scarcity arises, prices rise.
5. Changing demand
Increased demand also creates scarcity: in emerging economies, such as China, more and more coffee is being consumed. In countries where prosperity has increased in recent years, there is often a faster urbanization where people adopt a different lifestyle and also come into contact with coffee.
6. Aftermath of the Corona pandemic
The consequences of Covid-19 are still visible in the tea market in particular. There are still hiccups in the logistics chain, which makes transport more expensive. And as long as major cities in China continue to completely lock down in the event of a few infections, this will also affect the entire economy. China is still tea producer No. 1 for the specialty tea market, so we notice that in the prices.