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% to our nonprofit partners.
Last year we unfortunately had to raise our prices due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Large cost increases were levied for green beans and shipping from the USPS and Fedex. When we raised our prices we did so with the hope that the market would slow down in 2022 and not require another price increase.
Since the start of the year inflation has risen at a rate that we did not anticipate. The cost increases from the first 4 months of 2022 are larger than our cost increases for the whole of 2021. For example, it is costing twice as much in transport costs for us to bring in our top-selling beans from Papua New Guinea. The shipping companies will not book trips to the Port of Seattle, and as a result shipments are being redirected to Houston and New Jersey. This adds further transport and fuel costs for trucking to get the beans across the country to Camano Island. Our bags, labels, boxes, and anything else requiring fuel have also increased substantially.
For us to keep up with these rising costs we are forced to increase our per lb rate for our clubs. We hope that these changes will be temporary and that the coffee market and transport costs will go back to normal, but we cannot know if or when that will happen.
Our prices will be increasing by $1 per lb. The new pricing will take effect June 13th, 2022.
The club prices will look as follows:
- The 2lb Club and the 32 Pod Club will now be $40.99 ($1.28/oz) with FREE Shipping.
- The 3lb Club and the 48 Pod Club will now be $55.99 ($1.17/oz) with FREE Shipping.
- The 4lb Club and the 64 Pod Club will now be $66.99 ($1.05/oz) with FREE Shipping.
While we are disappointed to have to raise our prices again, it is important to note that we are still very competitive on the per ounce rate when compared to our competitors.
- Non organic Black Rifle Coffee – $1.42/oz plus shipping fees
- Organic Olympia Coffee Roasters – $1.33/oz plus shipping fees
- Organic French Roast Caffe Vita – $1.58/oz plus shipping fees
Thank you for understanding and supporting us in our mission to provide you with the best tasting coffee while still sourcing ethically.