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Co-Mission TRADE coffees have been purchased by the roaster according to the real market, taking into account conditions in consumption countries as well as conditions faced by the producer. TRADE coffee prices are not determined via over-simplified set pricing schemes. Costs of living, labor costs, production costs and retail market values vary from origin to origin as do the costs associated with producing different levels of quality. All factors must be considered in a way that fosters trust in the relationship and strength of position for roaster and producer. TRADE standard coffees guarantee to the consumer that value in the coffee supply chain has been redistributed more equitably to ensure that farmers themselves are earning real profits that enable sustainable future operations. Payment transparency and traceability is provided to the roaster as the roaster themselves have helped to determine the final price paid to the farmer at the farm gate level. Producer's year end financial performance is certified and shared with the roaster.

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