Buy Coffee with Greater Traceability

We are more coffee mediators than coffee brokers. We sell coffee spot but our strengths are in helping you overcome the barriers to buying direct.

We facilitate direct relationships to create more value for farmers and roasters of every size, everywhere.

Direct Trade for Any Roaster

It's not just about the money. Traceability and partnership give roasters greater control over their customer's experiences. We offer that opportunity to the smallest and the largest roasters.

Roasters Directly Helping Farmers

Farmers were always the losers in the supply chain of the past. Our new model allows roasters to empower farmers to produce the highest quality coffees.

Regional Distribution

Freight costs and floor space are challenges for almost every roaster. We have more warehouses around the country than anyone to help our members better manage inventory and control costs.

Risk Management

This will always be a risky business. We mitigate risk as much as possible by providing multiple pre-shipment/pre-delivery samples, fully insuring every shipment and helping you set payment terms and conditions with the farmer that protects both of you.

Coffee Global Buying Network

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How Important Are Direct Relationships Really?

A change has occurred in marketing language. It's become trendy to talk about direct trade and helping the farmers. But positive change has not been the reality for the vast majority of the world's farmers. Even direct trade can have unintended consequences.

Costs are going up and farmers are facing new challenges from water shortages, pests, plant diseases, and climate change. Yet most farmers are being paid the same amounts they were paid in the 1970s. Most farmers are still being paid less than 1 USD per lb. Most of the prices quoted by the industry for coffee bought is the FOB price. Typically, less than half that amount actually reaches the farmer's hands. The same is true even in countries that demand higher premiums than industry standards. Auctions for the best specialty coffees in the world that fetch over $20/lb still leave almost nothing to the farmer.

Creating more direct relationships is not about making shrewd financial decisions. It's necessary to guarantee the future of the industry that so many millions of people are passionate about. It also has to be done in a way that delivers security to the farmers.

It's been said that necessity is the mother of all invention. Direct trade is not realistic for most farmers and roasters. That's why we created The Coffee Co-Mission. The Coffee Co-Mission's new model allows us to establish and maintain new relationships, support and invest in farmers, help with agriculture inputs, certifications, regulation, and global logistics at a savings to both farmers and roasters.

Buying Network Basics

  • The Coffee Co-Mission is open to all coffee roasters.
  • You can buy 1 bag or 1000 metric tons.
  • New harvests can be forward contracted by any member. Additional inventory will be kept on hand by The Coffee Co-Mission. Spot coffees will always be available.
  • Samples of up to 300g are always free to roasters within the 48 continental states. Only $9.99 USD to Hawaii, Alaska and Canada.
  • Coffee bought direct can be stored in a warehouse near you even if you're a road trip away from the Port.