Dear Coffee Lovers,
First, we would like to say thank you for your years of support. Without you we would not be able to support our farmers by paying above the fair trade rate and giving back 2% of our Coffee Lovers Club dollars. With every cup you are truly making a difference.
Who knew nearly two years ago what a journey we would all go on with the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to you we have been able to continue doing what we love. As you know the pandemic has impacted all of us in different ways, not least of all the cost of doing business. We have tried our best to push off price increases and find ways of doing more with less. Unfortunately, due to rising costs we have reached a point where we can no longer delay a price increase.
We have received three shipping cost increases since the pandemic started. Our shipping expenses for just 2021 have increased 10%. Now along with labor, and packaging increases we have seen a massive increase in the cost of coffee.
The increase in coffee pricing is complicated. Shipping container shortages, and shipping delays have complicated green bean sourcing, but this year on top of these issues we have experienced three major events. First, Brazil has seen a decline in coffee production due to a multi-year drought. Second, Brazil lost 4 million lbs of coffee due to a massive frost this past summer. Then, a few weeks ago Colombia had a decrease of a million pounds of coffee from expected production. All of this has increased the commodity rate of coffee and also the price we pay for green beans. We have seen our green bean costs increase over 22%.
As a result of all of this we must raise the cost of each club by $3.
- The 2lb Club and 32 Pod Club will now be $38.99.
- The 3lb Club and the 48 Pod Club will now be $52.99.
- The 4lb Club and the 64 Pod Club will now be $62.99.
The new pricing will take effect December 1st 2021.
Thank you for understanding and supporting us in our mission to provide you with the best tasting coffee while sourcing beans ethically.
Camano Island Coffee Roasters