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14 Aug 2015

A price increase on our signature product is typically not the way to thank our patrons for 20 years of loyalty.  So, needless to say the decision for a coffee price increase was not taken lightly.

Our coffees are purchased largely from small-scale Indigenous co-ops committed to organic farming, with whom we have maintained long-term relationships for several years.  The prices we negotiate with our partners come from an understanding of the quality of bean we are looking for, and the price the co-op requires to cover the costs of production, meet the needs of the farm families, and invest in their communities.  For example, the typical price per pound for fair trade organic green coffee beans is US $1.90/lb.  The average price that Just Us! pays is close to US $3.05 per pound.

We visit our producer co-ops regularly to discuss costs of production, increased costs of living, as well as other increased costs based on community projects. The reality...

06 Aug 2015
Just Us! would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out and share their feedback about our new coffee packaging. And while we delight in all the positive feedback the new look has received, we also recognize that there are challenges. We welcome your constructive feedback so we...
14 May 2015
Since our last blog entry on Nicaragua we have been to the area to visit with the co-operatives and see how things are progressing. Here is some of the news from our visit. Coffee Leaf Rust and the Nicaraguan Harvest The coffee harvest in Nicaragua is over and farmers are breathing a sigh of relief...
14 May 2015
The last couple of days spent at the 4th Annual General Meeting off the Small Producer Symbol had some exciting moments and some not so exciting moments. Spending 10-12 hours at a time in a windowless hotel conference room listening to meeting proceedings in Spanish can be tedious and exhausting...
28 Apr 2015
May 1st marks the three year anniversary of the murder of a community leader in Santa Cruz Barillas, Guatemala who opposed the damming of the sacred river, Q’am B’alam (Yellow Tiger).  Killed by security guards from a Spanish-owned hydroelectric company (Hidralia Energia), the...
24 Apr 2015
We’ve told you the basics, but we know you probably have more questions. Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, drop us a line at info@ justuscoffee.com and we’d be happy to answer your...