Could this be true? It’s from a comment at cbc.ca pointing out that locals in Guatemala have only low quality coffee available because the ‘middlemen’ export nearly all the good beans.
“Starbucks pays $1 per pound (green beans) for certified shade grown, hard-bean, fair trade coffee from Guatemalan farmers. 1lb of beans ends up making about 20 to 30 cups of coffee at Starbuck’s where we pay $2 per cup. They make $40-$60 per pound, making the margins astronomical.”
My worry button is saying coffee will spike its prices soon. Let’s build a solar roaster and buy in bulk. Hey! We need our coffee. Jennifer Warner at WebMD says we get “More Antioxidants From Coffee” than any other source; “Nothing else comes close”.