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Wholesale Green Coffee
The best way to store coffee is before it is roasted. The most cost effective way to purchase coffee is in wholesale quantities. Thus wholesale green coffee is what roasters around the world buy. Green coffee beans retain their flavor and antioxidant potency for two years if stored properly. Once coffee beans are roasted they retain their flavor and potency for six months when correctly stored. Once roasted coffee is ground and exposed to the air, it starts to lose its flavor and antioxidant properties immediately. So, if you want to ship one of the great brands of Colombian coffee to the USA, Europe or Japan you will want wholesale green coffee.
The majority of coffee enters a worldwide supply chain and ends up where price, supply, and demand dictate. On the other hand healthy organic coffee is commonly purchased directly from coffee growers and cooperatives while standard Big coffee chains commonly have multiyear contracts with growers. But what about a smaller company that wishes to purchase organic wholesale green coffee? Where do they go? Who do they deal with and what are the problems they need to overcome? Coffee importers typically buy and hold very large quantities of coffee and sell at optimum prices as the market allows. Roasters are to a degree at the mercy of importers for quantity, quality, and price of their coffee beans. Nevertheless, roasters, who sell prepackaged coffee to large retailers, are said to have the highest profit margin of any individual segment of the supply chain.
Your Man in Colombia, Panama or Costa Rica
It is usually the large coffee chain that can afford to deal directly with producers around the world. But, as a smaller chain of coffee houses or marketer of selected brands of organic coffee, you have an option. You can deal with someone who speaks your language, lives in the heart of the coffee growing regions of the Americas and can deal directly with coffee farmers and exporters. We have written before about the difficulty in getting bags of roasted coffee out of Colombia and the need to pass sniff tests by a machine and then a sniffer dog at the airports in Pereira or Bogota. If you would like to get wholesale green coffee from Colombia, Panama or Costa Rica consider dealing with the folks at Buy Organic Coffee.