How much is the farmer paid | Mulugeta
Do you ever ask your barista how much the farmer gets paid?
Mulugeta Muntasha
08.02.2024Casper Rasmussen

To acknowledge the outstanding quality in the cup, we have chosen to pay 546% above the market price for Habtamu Fekadu Aga's coffee. We call it a 'quality bonus' so you know the direct impact your coffee choice has on the farmer. Thank you for being a part of this rewarding journey.

We have laid out all the numbers for you in our Transparency Report

About Mulugeta
Producing the winning lot in Cup of Excellence in 2022 in Ethiopia, their anaerobic coffee really stood out at the cupping table. This is the first year we buy the coffee from Mulugeta. Located in Arbegona in Sidama, the farm is beautifully situated between lush mountains at an extreme height of 2,300 masl. They work with 320 outgrowers and aim to focus 100% on the absolute highest quality.

How much is the farmer paid? 
Coffee Collective trades directly with producers, ensuring that the payment goes into the right hands. When you purchase a bag of coffee you will know how much the producer is paid.

Coffee Collective price compared to the market price

Transparency in coffee prices
The graph above shows you the difference between the quality bonus and the ICO market price, as well as the Fairtrade price. Neither the market price nor Fairtrade clearly and transparently informs you about how much money actually reaches the farmers.

In contrast, the quality bonus provides you with a market comparison that is transparent.

The dark red pillar represents the price that Coffee Collective paid directly to Mulugeta Muntasha. This is the price we paid above the market price. Therefore, Mulugeta received $12 per pound for this harvest.


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