COVID-19’s Effect on Coffee Prices and Demand Worldwide

Thank you for buying premium Mt. Meru Coffee.  Your purchase is helping us in Supporting Families, Growing Futures and Changing Lives of small coffee growers in the Mt. Meru region of Tanzania.  Much of this coffee is grown on 1-3 acre sustenance farms where annual family incomes average $500 - $600.  

A recent article in the Daily Coffee News highlights the continuing coffee price crisis in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  For many growers, the price offered by the international buyers is less than the cost of production.  This is not likely to improve as the world’s demand for coffee has decreased during the pandemic. Historically, the Mt. Meru Coffee Project has purchased coffee from farmers at prices that far exceed the average market price. We will continue to do so for the foreseeable future with your help. 

Mt Meru Coffee Project / World Coffee Prices 

 Covid-19 effect

Helping to improve the standard of living in the Mt. Meru region remains our focus. Ensuring our 2,000 coffee farming partners get paid the best price, our mission. This additional income is improving the standard of living to others in the region. The best way for us to do that is by selling more of the coffee they produce.

Traditionally much of our coffee has been sold within congregations where ambassadors help to keep their members connected with our partners in Tanzania and sell coffee at their narthex displays. We look forward to this format to return when we are all back in our churches. Until then it is great to have our congregations’ members join our regular online customers by ordering their coffee online.

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