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.
Transparency in coffee prices
The lower graph shows you the difference between the quality bonus and the Guatemalan 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 green pillar represents the price that Coffee Collective paid directly to Edwin Martinez of Vista Hermosa. This is the price we paid above the Guatemalan market price. Therefore, Edwin Martinez received $4.95 per pound for this harvest.