mborkow wrote:Yeah, I could have absorbed the price delta if they were still green...
This is Jeremy, roaster and owner of Kifu Coffee Roasters. I'm glad that those of you who ordered the Wondo are enjoying my interpretation of it. I just pulled a shot of the Wondo this morning and agree that it is quite a phenomenal/wild SO espresso! I was bummed that SM ran out, but Tom said that they'd be getting in more DP Ethiopians by mid to late March. Hopefully I'll have enough of the Wondo to last me until then!
@mborkow, and anyone else who may be interested, if you ever want to order any of my coffees green, just contact me through the site or email me and let me know what you are looking for and how much. It will have to be taken on a case by case basis. We keep a relatively low amount of each coffee, because (1) we're a small operation, and (2) we want to always keep our inventory as fresh as possible. So availability and discount will have to be weighed against those factors.
Regarding the comments about pricing, as with any micro-roaster, the majority of our work goes into sourcing coffees (i.e., researching coffees, obsessing over importers' offering lists, speaking with importers, interacting with members on coffee roasting forums (mainly GCBC), ordering samples, roasting samples, cupping/scoring samples, placing orders, picking up my freight at the local hub, hauling it (150 lb. bags) to my roasting office), bagging coffees, handling orders/inventory, and shipping out products. This is the actual labor of a roaster. Roasting is the fun part! And the potential of any roaster begins with the quality of his green! So this, too, must be considered in determining the cost of green coffees. I hope that makes sense!
Thanks again for all the feedback! Let me know if I can answer any of your questions
Jeremy Spainhourhttp://www.KifuBeans.com[email protected]