thusband I always had a huge problem with Hasbeans green bean pricing, especially as I know how much these coffees cost and all they are having to do is pack them into a bag and post them. Take Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama Pulped Natural Yellow Bourbon
- Roasted £30.40 per Kg
- Green £48 for 2Kg
On the face of it looks like a £6.40 difference (saving) buying green vs roasted…but not so fast!
Coffee looses about 16% of weight when roasting….that 1 Kg green turns into 840g of roasted….working the numbers through, this means 1Kg of roasted from green coffee is costing you £28.57. not so much of a saving any more is it, just £1.83.
Worse still that coffee is probably costing no more than £8.50 per Kg green and less if they import direct. A mark up of almost 350% on green coffee really isn’t justified..