The Banko Gotiti washing station is directly supported by smallholder farms, which grow their coffee either in semi-forest conditions (farmers pruning and tending to naturally growing coffee trees in forest area) or garden conditions (coffee trees cultivated and tended near a farmer's residence). By sourcing exclusively from these farms, SNAP is able to create new opportunities for smallholder farmers whose coffee might not have been marketable as premium specialty coffee. Giving farmers access to state of the art processing through their washing stations creates value for farmers while building consistency and quality.
Price paid for cherries to farmers: $1.99/lb USD *
Cost of processing and export at SNAP: $1.76/lb USD
Logistics and Transport to USA: $0.32/lb USD
* This is the "farm gate price" and cannot be compared directly to the FOB price or the C-Market Price. Those two prices are what get paid to at the end of the process, and only a small portion of that actually ends up back to the farmer, so this price represents a big jump in what the farmer normally receives. As well, some roasters will list a larger "farm gate price" but that is often when the farm itself processes the cherries, where as this coffee was processed carefully at SNAP's facilities and laboratory.
A note on roast dates:
Contrary to most coffee myths (based off old information), it's best not to use coffee that is too fresh. For espresso, we recommend using coffee between three days to four weeks old, while with filter and drip coffee - it's best if the beans are three weeks to twelve weeks from the date of roasting.
If you would like your coffee already rested, please let us know in the comment section of your order and we will do our best to fulfill your order with rested coffee, if we have it available. Please note that based on fluctuating order amounts, we won't always have rested coffee available at the time you order, and you are welcome to reach out to us to check on our inventory levels for rested coffee before ordering.