Well, no exclamation for that one; however, we have decided that we need
to pass on the cost increases that we have suffered in the last year.
Recently we have been hit with a substantial increase in
our shipping charges, which pretty much covers our new higher prices. Also,
our workers, mostly pickers, have demanded and received higher payment per
pound of cherry picked for each of the past 3 years. Finally, fertilizer
prices have continued to increase.
So there you have it. Kona coffee is higher priced than most other coffees; however,
our workers earn as much per hour as they may earn per day in most coffee regions,
and our recently increased shipping costs to get our product throughout the 50 states
are from 10 to 20% of the final price depending on the quantity purchased. We are not
complaining. We are just stating ‘how it is’ in the world of Kona coffee farming.
So, regretfully we have raised prices. We hope you understand our situation.
COFFEE CONTINUES TO BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.