Archive for the ‘Coffee Prices’ Category

Prices: Fair Trade Organic List Prices Down Around $3 a Pound; Colombian Excelso Up a Little

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Fair Trade coffee’s have been reduced considerably.  There are a number of reasons for this: a far more aggressive approach to Organic Coffee; lower operating costs due to volume’s and more efficiency from equipment and the space KMO now occupies. Please consult with your sales person  for your prices.  The list price changes appear below.

Colombian Excelso, which is used as a blending coffee,  an ingredient in other blends, went up $0.40 cents, so the impact on a blend where, is 25% of the blend, for example, will be 10 cents.  Other changes are comparable, nothing major.

You all must know what is happening with Organic products and I urge you to add these to your line.  Make sure you log in to see your prices.

Old New
Description LIST LIST Change
Fair Trade Organic Big Easy
12.48 9.39 -$3.09
Fair Trade Organic Colombian 12.33 9.31 -$3.02
Fair Trade Organic Colombian
at French Roast
12.39 9.56 -$2.83
Fair Trade Organic Costa Rican 14.37 9.37 -$5.00
Fair Trade Organic Costa Rican
Pico Roast
14.50 9.46 -$5.04
Cafe Femenino Fair Trade
Organic Dominican
11.92 9.03 -$2.89
Fair Trade Organic El Toro
13.30 9.64 -$3.66
Fair Trade Organic Espresso
Roma Blend
12.24 9.22 -$3.02
Fair Trade Organic Espresso
Siena Blend
13.07 9.34 -$3.73
Fair Trade Organic Espresso
San Remo SWP
12.96 10.01 -$2.95
Fair Trade Organic Ethiopian
13.60 9.89 -$3.71
Fair Trade Organic French
12.42 9.73 -$2.69
Fair Trade Organic Mexican @
French Roast
12.30 9.31 -$2.99
Fair Trade Organic Mexican at
Viennese Roast
12.27 9.19 -$3.08
Fair Trade Organic Mexican 12.19 9.08 -$3.11
Fair Trade Organic Mexican SWP
14.58 10.49 -$4.09
Fair Trade Organic Midnight in
12.01 9.57 -$2.44
Fair Trade Organic Mystic Mojo
12.13 9.16 -$2.97
Fair Trade Organic
Nicaraguan  Dark & Oily
12.40 9.06 -$3.34
Fair Trade Organic Nicaraguan
at Viennese Roast
12.28 9.10 -$3.18
Fair Trade Organic Nicaraguan
@ French Roast
12.40 9.21 -$3.19
Fair Trade Organic Nicaraguan 12.13 9.06 -$3.07
Fair Trade Organic Papua New
10.39 8.03 -$2.36
Fair Trade Organic Peruvian
Dark Roast
12.10 9.03 -$3.07
Fair Trade Organic Peruvian 11.81 8.77 -$3.04
Fair Trade Organic Peruvian
SWP Decaf
14.22 10.01 -$4.21
Fair Trade Organic El Sol y La
Luna Blend
11.84 9.04 -$2.80
Fair Trade Organic Sumatran 13.07 9.33 -$3.74
Fair Trade Organic Sumatran
SWP Decaf
16.73 10.93 -$5.80
Fair Trade Organic Temptress
SWP Decaf
15.01 10.01 -$5.00
Fair Trade Organic Three Eyed
Buddha Blend
12.03 9.13 -$2.90
Fair Trade Organic Ugandan 10.84 7.23 -$3.61
Fair Trade Organic Atlantic
11.78 9.50 -$2.28
Fair Trade Organic Breakfast
12.03 9.13 -$2.90
Fair Trade Organic Hot Havana
12.88 9.52 -$3.36
Fair Trade Organic Italian
12.04 9.40 -$2.64
Fair Trade Organic Mi Casa es
Su Casa Blend
12.46 9.27 -$3.19
Fair Trade Organic Mocha Java
12.40 9.67 -$2.73

Seattles Best Coffee and Starbucks Raise Prices

Monday, March 21st, 2011

This came in this morning.  SBC, Seattle’s Best, is owned by Starbucks.

“Starbucks raises coffee prices for retailers

Starbucks Corp. is raising prices it charges retailers for packaged coffee by up to 12 percent to cope with higher costs for beans. The world’s largest coffee chain said that it informed grocery customers Friday of the increase for Starbucks and Seattle’s Best Coffee brands. It’s up to the grocers and other retailers to decide if they want to pass along that increase to consumers. Starbucks also raised the price it suggests stores charge to $9.99 from $8.99 for a 12-ounce package of Starbucks coffee and to $7.99 from $6.99 for Seattle’s Best. Starbucks is one of several coffee companies to raise prices as the cost for unroasted beans has hit record levels.

Jim Patton”

The source is Jim Patton, Walker Trading

Maxwell House Raises Prices 22%

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Here is the Reuters Article.  It is long butkmo well worth reading.  I urge you to  raise your prices for whole bean and the cup.

13:37 17Mar11 -UPDATE 1-Kraft hikes some Maxwell coffee prices by 22 pct

* Kraft ups ground coffee prices by 70 cts/lb equivalent

* Tassimo, Maxwell House International not affected

(Adds details, background)

By Marcy Nicholson

NEW ORLEANS, March 17 (Reuters) – Kraft Foods Inc <KFT.N>

said Thursday it raised its U.S. list prices for Maxwell House

and Yuban ground coffees by a whopping 22 percent and its

instant coffee by around 10 percent.

The price hikes, which were effective on Wednesday, marked

the company’s fourth coffee price hike in a year and came after

arabica coffee futures soared to a 34-year high this month.

“(The) increases are due to sustained increases in green

coffee,” Kraft spokeswoman Bridget MacConnell told Reuters on

the sidelines of the annual National Coffee Association meeting

in New Orleans.

The company raised the price for Maxwell House and Yuban

ground coffees by 70 cents per pound equivalent, and for

instant coffees by 6.25 cents per ounce.

Excluded from the increase were single-serve Tassimo items

and the Maxwell House International line of specialty soluble

beverages, MacConnell said.

Arabica coffee futures more than doubled in price by early

March in a rally that began in June 2010 on fund buying and

tight supplies, with the benchmark May contract <KCc2> reaching

a 34-year high for the second position at $2.9665 per lb.

Roasters have been forced to raise their list prices over

the past nine months as a result of the sustained rally.

Kraft most recently raised its prices in December. J.M.

Smucker Co <SJM.N>, known as the trendsetter for coffee price

changes, most recently increased its coffee prices last month,

by 10 percent.

Robusta futures <LRCc2> trading on Liffe in London have

joined in the rally, soaring to a three-year high at $2,661 per

tonne on Thursday.

(Editing by Walter Bagley)

((; +1 646 223 6043; Reuters


13:37 17Mar11 -FACTBOX-Recent history of coffee price moves

March 17 (Reuters) – Kraft Foods Inc <KFT.N>, one of the

top coffee roasters in the United States, said Thursday it

raised prices for many of its roast coffees by 22 percent,

marking its fourth and biggest price hike in a year.

The price hike went into effect March 16. [ID:nN17442469]

The company’s reason was the soaring cost of green coffee

as arabica futures <KCc2> rallied to a 34-year high earlier

this month and robusta futures <LRCc2> vaulted to a three-year

peak on Thursday.

Roasters have widely been forced to raise their prices

sporadically since June 2010 when the rally began, initially

spurred by fund buying and then sustained by tight supplies of

washed beans.

The popular beverage is still considered an affordable

luxury in the developed world. Below is some of the recent

history of its price moves in the futures market and on store


* May 1997: New York spot arabica coffee futures <KCc1>

surge to $3.18 per lb.

* 1997: The then Folgers Coffee Co raised prices for

Folgers coffee by a staggering 29 percent due to soaring green

bean prices. This was followed by another price hike of nearly

10 percent a couple months later.

* May 18, 2010: J.M. Smucker Co <SJM.N> raised list prices

for majority of its Folgers, Dunkin’ Donuts, Millstone and

Folgers Gourmet Selections coffees by about 4 percent.

* May 21: Kraft Foods <KFT.N> raises list price of some

Maxwell House and Yuban roast and ground coffee by about 4


* June 11: Arabica coffee futures <KCc1> trading on ICE

begin to rally on heavy fund buying following about five months

of sideways dealings between $1.2655 and $1.3985 per lb.

* Aug. 3: Smucker’s raises prices of Folgers and other well

known brands by average of 9 percent in biggest widespread rise

in years.