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    Shipping coffee from central america?

    Who knows the best/cheapest vendor for shipping 20 to 50 kilo lots of coffee from central america. Others keep saying FEDex freight the cheapest but I just can't believe it.

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    Why not fed ex? You are only talking about 110 lbs. Not enough for a pallet.

    lw

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    Wow............freight costs are gonna kill you.

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    It's such a small amount, that you might as well FedEx or UPS it.
    Then you have customs (and clearing)........maybe USDA.
    Sounds easy, not easy.
    Have you tasted/sampled this coffee?
    The prospect of everyone profiting from bypassing the export/import morass, is appealing, but it does have it's pitfalls.
    Good luck, let us know how it all works out.

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    Clearly i posted in the wrong forum....my bad....

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    Why is this the wrong forum? Just because some questions arise on issues you would rather not address?

    Sounds like you just don't like the answers we've given, imo.

    lw

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    LOL To be honest, looking to import between 50 and 100 lbs of beans sounds a bit amateurish to me. I wonder why your source doesn't know more about this matter than they apparently do? Unless you just don't want to believe them, either....

    The micro-lot kona we're sourcing actually breaks their orders down to multiple small shipping packs when the order is as small as you describe above in order to save money.

    Btw, I've learned a lot about the industry in the couple of months I've been snooping around these forums. Matter of fact, I probably have had as many private conversations with forum members as I've made public posts in that time. Its amazing what one can learn when one makes an effort to actually gain knowledge rather than reaffirm suspicions or (mistaken) beliefs.

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    REDrum, Have you found an answer yet to shipping small amounts of coffee? If you have let me know or maybe we could ship together. What country are you wanting to ship from. I'm in Guatemala.

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    The answer is in your question. It is Fedex. You also have the issue of needing an account as you will need to be billed rather than the sender....that is unless you are going to carry the beans yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmark View Post
    The answer is in your question. It is Fedex. You also have the issue of needing an account as you will need to be billed rather than the sender....that is unless you are going to carry the beans yourself.
    Do you talk from experience? If not, the answer is not in the question?

 

 
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