For international women’s day we focus on Nohemy Muñoz from the Argote Family. An entrepreneur who switched from being a teacher to a coffee producer. This coffee is from the well known coffee region Nariño in Colombia.
This “nanolot” (read: only 3 bags available) was bought by us before it was harvested in order to cover the risk for the farmer and importer (This Side Up). Per kg $7,76 is paid to the Argote family – around 194% above the market price. Eventually the coffee farmers see their income rise with 50% – that’s impact!
That’s how they can invest in their communities and their business. Because that’s what coffee producers are: entrepreneurs!
Our aim is to make honestly traded coffee the “de facto standard” in our industry. Whether it be in your office, your restaurant, or your home. The roasting profile of this coffee is optimized for use in fully automatic machines. A slightly darker roast ensures a sweeter cup with more body. Roasting lighter would result in an acidic cup of coffee. Yet, don’t worry about putting this coffee in your automatic dripper, that will work just fine too!
100% arabica (of the coffea species)
radical transparency – a price breakdown
nohemy munoz: €9,05/kg (unroasted)
20% weight loss during roasting = €11,31/kg (roasted)
coffee bag (1000g PaperWise): €0,37= €0,37
labels (brother QL810W printer with 123inkt address label rolls (art.nr:080703): €0,03 x1= €0,03
stamp ngopi: negligible + more sustainable than vinyl stickers.
avg. packaging (RAJApack recycled box + paper tape + paper document cover): €0,52
thank you note (PeterPrint – Paperwise):€0,17/card
avg cost roasting machine/kg (rent roastery): €1,00
roasting labor cost/kg: €2,5
avg transportation cost/kg (bpost 24h@home with Sendcloud shipping rates): €2,98
total (excl. shipping costs of materials, website, marketing costs, other labor, depreciation, etc..) = €19,10/kg