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From Transparency Reports to a Potential Transaction Guide for Specialty Coffee Purchases

Posted on 15th Aug 2017 in Coffee Market

This Insight uses data from seventeen Transparency Reports published from 2014 to 2016 to propose an alternative to the current (inappropriate) use of commodity price indices to ground specialty coffee negotiations. The proposed Transaction Guide offers defensible price points at which buyers and sellers can begin negotiating prices for specialty coffees; ones that are based on actual prices paid at different quality and quantity levels for coffees grown in different regions.