Donaldo Ambrosio Honey - Transparency
Main farmer: Donaldo Ambrosio
Importer: Osito Coffee
Sourcing partner: Red Beetle Coffee Lab
This coffee was bought through a COOP called Siprocafe. There is a smaller group of 8 farmers from Amatenango within that COOP that Osito has been buying from since their first year in Mexico.
This specific lot it from one of those 8 producers.
As Osito's longest and most important relationship in the country, we wanted to support them as much as possible so we took this beautiful micro lot on top of buying their decaf and another beautiful washed coffee for our best selling darker roast.
Price paid to Osito for the green coffee: 6.55USD/lb
(+ 40 cents/lb in shipping)
FOB Price Osito paid at origin before export: 5,25USD/lb (export cost ads another 0,35USD/lb)
Farmgate price (aka what the farmers received): 125 Pesos/kg of parchment (meaning around 3,50USD/lb of green coffee. This is a full dollar more for the micro lot vs the community blend we bought)
Local price in Chiapas at the time of buying: 75 Pesos. A recent spike in global coffee prices makes this difference between market price and what Osito is paying smaller than usual. As a comparison, last year the market was around 45/55 pesos locally but Osito was paying 70/85 pesos range.
Other costs: UNTAO, the exporter, is responsible for milling the coffee (removing the husk), storage, and bagging before export. (adding around 0,20USD/lb)
Red Beatle is a sourcing company operating in Mexico and Peru. They connect farmers with roasters and importers and do important technical work with farmers (agronomy, improving quality, better processing, etc) and are an important technical partner for many farmers. (their services adds between 0,30-0,60USD/lb)