Botanical drawing of coffee plant.
Coffee ring

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Current price trend in the coffee commodity market

Coffee is an agricultural product, subject to the vagaries of weather, the usual farming problems, and the fortunes of speculation.

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Our colleagues at Counter Culture Coffee in Durham have put together a comic strip with their take on the emerging coffee market and the new era of coffee prices. Their thesis is that high prices are good for specialty coffee since good tasting coffee at a high price is an easier sell than bad tasting coffee at a high price. I can't agree with everything they say, but it's worth your time to have a look here. (The guy with the beard in the comic is Peter Guiliano.)