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.
Vargas is fruity coffee with an intense sweetness produced in Colombia by the coffee farmer Alexander Vargas. The coffee undergoes meticulous cherry selection and after pulping without water at the farm's wet mill, the cherries ferment for 48 hours in airtight containers. Following washing, the coffee dries for 10 to 15 days.
Transparency in coffee prices
The lower graph shows you the difference between the quality bonus and the Colombian 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 purple pillar represents the price that Coffee Collective paid directly to Alexander Vargas. This is the price we paid above the Colombian market price. Therefore, Alexander Vargas received $6.5 per pound for this harvest.