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    Hello forum,

    I am roasting some beans for a church car boot sale next weekend - Im trying to figure out prices for roasted beans for friends - rather than roasted beans for profit (although some profit would be nice as I could put it towards a new grinder).

    Whats a fair price for a 200g bag?

  • #2
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    ~$5?

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    • #3
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      If I have friends who insist on giving me money for roasted coffee, I work on a rough price of what the beans cost + 15%.
      That covers what you lose during roasting and the bag.
      So if I paid $10 kilo for a bean, I give a figure of around $3 to $4 for a 250g bag. Those who insist on paying, usually give me $5 and want to pay more (mad fools).

      If your friends like the coffee, and they like it as much or more than purchased coffee, you could make the case that its worth $35 to $40 a kilo, but then you would need to be following certain protocols for food handling etc. too I would think.

      The other thing a friend did once was pay for a 5kg lot of beans on beanbay. Then he knew he had contributed to the stash where the roasts came from.

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      • #4
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        I was thinking around $7.00 - $8.00. Depends on how youre packing them, what beans, what you would pay for them (as in do you think your roasts are sellable haha, thats what I always think anyway).

        Depends on how much of a profit youre going after I guess, or you just want to provide some cheap, fresh coffee for people.

        I guess as long as you are covering your costs....

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        • #5
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          $8 / 200g

          Overheads:
          Green Bean cost
          Valved bag
          Time & effort

          People are willing to pay that price.
          They know what the alternatives are.

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          • #6
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            I would be using commercial pricing as a guide.
            Today i saw a roasted blend go for $38/KG and organic decaf for $44/kg

            An average SO blend wouldn not be unreasonable at $6.00 or $6.50 per 200g especially when you consider what people pay in the supermarkets for stale preground coffee.

            Mal

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            • #7
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              My initial thought - $5 sounds good; small but fair profit, good value for buyers, nice round figure that would minimise the need to give change.

              My further thought - although intended as a one-off car boot sale, what if it proves very popular and leads to a lot of ongoing requests? It depends on your friends, so only you can answer that. If so, it could grow into a regular chore if youre like me and find it hard to say no to friends, in which case a higher profit would be reasonable.

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              • #8
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                Yeah this is one of my ongoing dilemmas. I dont want to make a profit, itd make things too complicated, but I do need to cover costs!

                So youve got the bean cost, postage (works out around $3/kg with Express Post), valved bags, plus costs such ekeltricity and the like. I usually tell friends $5/250g ($20/kg).

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                • #9
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                  My brother gives me $10 for every approximate 500g give him...

                  Who am i to argue about it?

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                  • #10
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                    I do it for the love of it and give it away.


                    Belinda

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                    • #11
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                      Raphec, I think you have an ideal solution there, it covers the cost of materials and also the likes of power etc. while at the same time you are not being taken for granted so to speak.

                      Corretto, i do decaf for a mate, I charge him $15/kg of green, while not covering time, it just covers power bills and my mate goes way back in time so i dont consider it a chore. I guess it all depends on what one is trying to achieve.

                      Mal

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                      • #12
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                        I roast for my son and he gives me $12 for a kilo, which covers the cost of 1.2kg of green beans. I also roast for a friend and they give me $10 for 500g roasted which covers costs and delivery to their home, its a hobby and Im not out to make a $$ out of it and it helps keep Corretto in action a few times a week!!

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                        • #13
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                          Ummm...

                          I wonder if there are any CSers on here that work for the ATO :-)

                          Mike

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                          • #14
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                            "work for the ATO"

                            Is that a contradiction in terms?

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                            • #15
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                              work for the ATO=Oxymoron

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