How do NH cafes work with shortages and price increases?

NH’s Business: How are NH coffee roasters/stores working with coffee bean shortages and price increases?



Welcome to New Hampshire Business. I’m Fred Coker and I’m here with my morning cup of coffee because that’s what the next five minutes are about. Coffee is considered the number one drink in the Americas, but right now the global supply is down and prices are up 7%. Last year, growers harvested 40% less Arabic coffee, which is the most common form and droughts, frosts and wet conditions and the supply chain where the culprits more, provide more demand than d ‘ offer, 64% of Americans drink coffee every day and I ‘one of them consumes it on average 3.1 cups a day and 35% of us drink it black, which I do. And but Americans rank 25th in per capita coffee consumption, which surprised me. New Hampshire Coffee Roasters there are at least 20 listed online and there could be more with me talking about the coffee industry and how the reduced supply of coffee beans can affect it is Emelin lang made of A. And E. Coffee and tea and Amherst and Nashua. Hi Fred, thanks for having me today. Nice to have you before I ask you about the coffee supply. Tell us about your business and I see you’re in your roastery over there in Nashville. Yes. So we just celebrated our 20th anniversary of roasting specialty coffee in New Hampshire. Uh, we were one of the top 20 on that list. So we’ve been doing this for quite a while, we have three locations, uh, cafes, one on, one on one in Amherst or actually that was our original cafe. And then uh we have a little cafe on Elm Street in Manchester and in our roasting headquarters here we are open to the public uh just for beans and uh tea leaves we don’t sell drinks here but you can come and have a good chat with us uh And my neck usually roasts monday to thursday like to wax poetic about coffee roasting the coffee bean supply situation you know it’s down uh And how does that affect you and your customers ? So that’s really a great question uh It’s affected us to the extent that prices have gone up uh the market it’s uh dramatically and uh that’s one of the things we’re dealing with uh luckily I’m doing that a long time as mentioned and uh we had some blades, a great base uh in terms of planning, we have a very good relationship with our suppliers uh and so we were able to get everything we needed in time. In fact, we’re in incredible shape right now. Where do you get your coffee from? Your, we work through brokers most all coffee roasters have to go through an importer, um just logistically, so we work through importers and it’s just these relationships of very long time and great planning honestly i mean we started off with a really solid plan uh last year meant that this year i booked more coffee than i have ever had in my entire life in march. And uh it definitely paid off briefly. It’s not a furnace behind you who your roasters are, is it? They are coffee roasters. So this little black uh called the Dietrich Ir 12 is the coffee uh the roaster that we make all our specialty coffees on uh we have a lot more control because of the size and then the big one we call it a big honey and a big honey is called a mini plant and it is a bigger roaster. Um And that’s where we do our biggest batches. I guess your coffee-buying audience has changed because of the pandemic, more of us are drinking coffee at home rather than driving. Right? So that was amazing for us. Uh, we started the business 20 years ago with a local subscription model. A customer manager is where we make the most margin. So it’s been very beneficial for us to get back to the roots of what we do and what we do best uh. On the other hand, yes, our coffees have certainly suffered. Um We didn’t pick up all the stuff, especially in our Amherst location which was more of a destination. Uh and people would drive by to and from work, they would congregate there to meet up after dropping the kids off at school or dance class. And uh that businesses have been a little harder to bounce back. My thanks to Emma and lang made Andy coffee and tea at Nashua Manchester in Amherst. >> WELCOME AH B NEW HAMPSHIRE’S BUSINESS, I AM FRED KOCHER AND I AM HERE WITH M CUP OF MORNING COFFEE BECSEAU WHO IS THE SUBJECT FOR THE NEXT FIVE MINUTES. COFFEE IS CONSIDERED THE NUMBER ONE DRINK IN AMERICA, BUT RIGHT NOW THE GLOBAL SUPPLY IS DOWN AND PRICES ARE UP. THE PRICE IS UP 7% LAST YEAR. PRODUCTS THE HARVEST AND 40% LESS ONE ARABIC COFFEE, AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN ​​ARE THE GUILTY. MORE SUPPLY, MORE DEMAND THAN SUPPLY. 64% OF AMERICANS DRINK COFFEE EVERY DAY AND I AM ONE OF THEM. AVERAGE 3.1 CUPS PERAY D AND5% 3 OF US DRINK IS BLACK I DO. BUT AMERICANS RANK 25TH IN COFFEE PER CAPITA. THIS SURPRISED ME. THERE ARE 20 ROTISSEURS ONLINE AND THERE COULD BE MORE. WITH US TO TALK ABOUT THE COFFEE TRADE AND REDUCTION IN THE SUPPLY OF COFFEE BEANS COULD HAVE AN IMPACT AND THIS IS, ERIN FROM COFFEE AND TEA IN AMHURST. >> THANK YOU FOR HOSTING ME TODAY. >> NICE TO HAVE YOU. BEFORE YOU INQUIRE ABOUT COFFEE BEANS SUPPLY. TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AND I SEE YOUR ROTISSERIE IN NASHUA? >> S,YE I AM. SO WE JUST CELEBRATED OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROASTGIN SPECIALTY COFFEE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. WE WERE ONE OF THE FIRST ETH OUT OF THESE 20 ON THIS LIST. SO WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A TIME. WE HAVE THREE LOCATIONS, WOT CAFES, ONE ON 1-A IN AMHURST, OUR ORIGINAL CAFE AND THEN WE HAVE A LITTLE CAFE ON ELM STREET IN MANCHESRTE THEN IN OUR ROASTING HEADQUARTERS HERE, ‘RWEE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR BEANS AND TEA LEAVES, WE DO NOT SELL DRINKS HERE, BUT YOU CAN ENTER AND HAVE A GREAT CONVERSATION WITH US AND MY ROASTS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, LOVE TOAX W POETIC ON COFEFE ROASTING. AMY: THE COFFEE BEANUP SPLY SITUATION, YOU KNOW IT’S LOW AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU AND YOUR CUSTOMS? ITAS H AFFECTS US IN THAT PRICES ARE RISING. THE MARKET IS UP DRAMATICALLY IN THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE REALIZE. HAPPILY I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A LONG TIME, MES MENTIONED, AND WE HAVE LAID A GREAT FOUNDATION AND WE REALLY HAVE A GDOO RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR SUPPLIERS AND SO WE WERE ABLE TO GET EVERYTHING WE NEEDED ON TIME. WE ARE REALLY IN AMAZING SHAPE RIGHT NOW. >> WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR COFFEE FROM? YOUR BEANS? >> WE WORK THROUGH BROKERS, MOST EVERY BROKER HAS TO WORK THROUGH AN IMPORTER, LOGISTICALLY SO WE WORK THROUGH IMPORTERS AND IT’S JUST THOSE LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS DATE. AND #GATRE PLANNING, HONESTLY, I MEAN WE STARTED WITH A REALLY SOLID PLAN. LAST YEAR I CARRY THIS THROUGH TH YISEAR AND RESERVED MORE COFFEE THAN I HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE IN MARCH AND IT DEFINITELY PAYED OFF. >> IN SHORT, IT’S NO AT FURNACE BEHIND YOU, THEY ARE YOUR ROTISSEURS, RIGHT? >> THESE ARE COFFEE ROASTERS. THIS LITTLE BLACKNE O IS CALLED A DITTRICH IR12 AND IT IS THE COFFEEND A THE ROASTER ON WHICH WE MAKE OUR SPECIALTY COFFEES. WE HAVE MUCH MORE CONTROL DUE TO SIZE. AND THEN THE BIG E, WE CALL THIS ONE A BIG HONEY. AND THE BIG HONEY IS CALLED A MINI FACTORY AND IT’S A BIGGER ROASTER AND THIS IS WHERE WE MAKE OUR BIGGEST BATCS.HE >> I ASSUME YOUR COFFEE BUYING AUDIENCE HAS CHANGED BECAUSE OF THE OSEF PANDEMIC , MORE OF US DRINK COFFEE AT HOME RATHER THAN DRIVING-THROUGH. JUST TALK ABOUT IT. >> THIS IS REALLY AMAZING FOR US. WE STARTED THE BUSINESS 20 YEARS AGO, DOING THE LALOC SUBSCRIPTION MODEL. DIRECT TO CUSTOMER IS WHERE WE MAKE THE MTOS MARGIN. SO IT’S BENEFICIAL FOR US TO RETURN TO ROOTS AND WHAT WE DO BEST. FROM A SETBACK, OUR COFFEES HAVE CERTAINLY SUFFERED. WE DIDN’T GET ANY BUSINESS, ESPECIALLY IN OUR AMHURST LOCATION. IT WAS MORE OF A DESTINATION AND PEOPLE DRIVED TO AND FROM WORK. THEY WERE G ERERTHING THERE AND THAT BUSINESS WAS MORE HARD TO BOUND BACK. >> MY THANKS TO AM

NH’s Business: How are NH coffee roasters/stores working with coffee bean shortages and price increases?

Fred Kocher sits down with Emeran Langmaid, owner of A&E Coffee & Tea in Nashua, to discuss the impact of reduced coffee bean supply on local businesses.

Fred Kocher sits down with Emeran Langmaid, owner of A&E Coffee & Tea in Nashua, to discuss the impact of reduced coffee bean supply on local businesses.

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