Costly Choices: Does the U.S. Retail Market Reward Coffee Origin Labeling?

The paper presents estimated single origin premiums based on retail prices for specialty coffees offered in the U.S. market from 1997 to 2014. The data include retail price, the quantity sold in a retail package and label descriptions that identify 28 different origins. Label descriptions also include information on cultural practices such as natural and organic production, market channels such as Fair Trade and whether the wholesale source was a specialty auction. In addition, data for each coffee contains a score for roast type and a cup rating determined by professional tasters. The overall data set permits and evaluation how coffee origin affects market values, as well as how different coffee supply chain segments affect value, including the coffee producer, market channel and roaster.

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May 25 2016
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Conference Paper/ Presentation
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Q11; Q13; Q34

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