Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Middletown, CT
    Posts
    22

    Are Theta Ridge beans all fair trade?

    does anyone know if theta ridge beans are all fair trade?
    Perkatory Coffee Roasters
    Instagram- @PerkatoryRoasters
    Twitter- @PerkatoryCT

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
    Posts
    3,340
    as I know, they are not.
    however, you can email to kevink@thetaridge.com Kevin is the owner. and he is pretty good guy, so he should be able to give you any information you want to ask him.
    good luck.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Middletown, CT
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by ensoluna View Post
    as I know, they are not.
    however, you can email to kevink@thetaridge.com Kevin is the owner. and he is pretty good guy, so he should be able to give you any information you want to ask him.
    good luck.
    awesome thank you so much!
    Perkatory Coffee Roasters
    Instagram- @PerkatoryRoasters
    Twitter- @PerkatoryCT

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
    Posts
    3,340
    by the way, any reasons / or reason that you are looking for fairtrade coffee? just curious....

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Middletown, CT
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by ensoluna View Post
    by the way, any reasons / or reason that you are looking for fairtrade coffee? just curious....
    well, prior to doing more research into it, i was told it pays the farms fair wages and would in turn assume better quality, however im learning otherwise
    Perkatory Coffee Roasters
    Instagram- @PerkatoryRoasters
    Twitter- @PerkatoryCT

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
    Posts
    3,340
    Quote Originally Posted by joeydyna View Post
    well, prior to doing more research into it, i was told it pays the farms fair wages and would in turn assume better quality, however im learning otherwise
    you are right. Actually fairtrade coffee beans are inferior (not all, but generally inferior) than regular specialty beans.

    fairtrade beans get paid about $0.20 above coffee "C" pricing. As of today, "C" price is $1.22 per pound. so, fairtrade beans might get around $1.42 per pound.
    on the other hands, if the beans are pretty decent, between 80 to 84 points (85 and above is considered specialty / micro lot, so that is different story), right now, in Guatemala, you can get around $1.70 to $2.00 per pound.

    so, the farms with good beans never want to sell their beans via fairtrade organization.
    they want to sell directly to exporters or to overseas buyers.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Middletown, CT
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by ensoluna View Post
    you are right. Actually fairtrade coffee beans are inferior (not all, but generally inferior) than regular specialty beans.

    fairtrade beans get paid about $0.20 above coffee "C" pricing. As of today, "C" price is $1.22 per pound. so, fairtrade beans might get around $1.42 per pound.
    on the other hands, if the beans are pretty decent, between 80 to 84 points (85 and above is considered specialty / micro lot, so that is different story), right now, in Guatemala, you can get around $1.70 to $2.00 per pound.

    so, the farms with good beans never want to sell their beans via fairtrade organization.
    they want to sell directly to exporters or to overseas buyers.
    thank you so much for all of that information! that is super helpful!
    Perkatory Coffee Roasters
    Instagram- @PerkatoryRoasters
    Twitter- @PerkatoryCT

 

 

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-07-2015, 12:11 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-06-2015, 12:29 PM
  3. Green Coffee Beans and Fair Trade Issues
    By WDJackson in forum Coffee Table
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-21-2007, 05:28 PM
  4. Source for Wholesale Organic & Fair Trade Beans In LA
    By javaluv in forum Business to Business B2B
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-15-2005, 07:00 PM
  5. My fair trade beans experience
    By macchiato in forum Coffee Beans & Espresso Beans
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-05-2004, 11:39 AM