Happy New Yearanne parker @ 2022-02-20 20:56:46 +0000
Here's to a great 2022, full of good health and happiness and of course, some decent coffee!It's been a strange couple of years and most of us will have had highs and lows (like any year) with perhaps more uncertainty.
I don't know if we're over the worst of this pandemic but I do feel quite optimistic about the future and hope you are too.
As we enter January we will NOT be doing any barista training here at the roastery until the Covid situation becomes clearer. We will update the website when more information is available.
As we were nearing the end of 2021 we had the sobering realisation that the massively rising price of green coffee was more than just a blip. If you follow the markets you will know that coffee is a traded commodity and prices rise and fall all the time. Unfortunately prices are going through the roof with the base price of commodity coffee rising around 100%.
As you know we don't put our prices up very often but with this news and also everything else across the board going up (packaging, fuel, transport etc) we unfortunately have no choice.
Most of you know we forward contract for most of our coffees so in the short term, we will be able to absorb some of these increases but obviously not all.
We're in discussions with our importers every few days at the moment and will keep you posted.
We are looking to increase our prices from 14th January ( don't worry, it won't be anywhere near 100% probably more like 50p on a bag).
Not all gloom and doom, we will be looking to update our website soon and also have some amazing new coffees to add from Ethiopia, El Salvador, Kenya, Colombia, Costa Rica and Zambia.
We're still looking at environmentally friendly coffee bags and will be trying them out soon. We will also be trialling some different bags with different external packaging (letterbox friendly) for x1 bag at a time customers at a reduced postage rate.
Hope that those of you who have had time off are well rested and raring to go. Those of you who have worked all through the holiday period let's hope you get time off soon.
Looking forward, all the best!
Anne, Chris and Will