“Market price” is what Ethiopian authorities mean with the fixed price per kilo of coffee cherry that they communicate the day before harvest starts to washing stations and buyers like FairChain. This year, the fixed price was € 0,29 to € 0,35 per kg. We discovered that many local traders buy for way less than this market price. We chose to pay € 0,41, as we aim for high quality and a living income for farmer families.
Explainer FairChain price
FairChain is all about equal sharing and about quality. To boost quality of coffee, FairChain has initiated a coffee farmer training program together with all the farmers
you see on this website. These farmers earn a 20% FairChain quality premium on top of the official local market price, but only if they play by the FairChain rules, such as Participate in training and Deliver red ripe cherry.
Explainer Ethiopian names
Ethiopians have three official names. The first one is their own first name; the second one is the first name of their father and the third is their grandfather’s first name. Also, some farmers have ‘A/’ in their name. This stands for Appa, meaning father. Other have ‘Sh/’ in their name, for shack, meaning priest.