I spent the last week interviewing coffee farmers in Agaro (West-Ethiopia) to figure out how far the prices we pay for our green coffee FOB (free on board) go towards creating a living income for the farmers we work with. That also means we have to find out what the production costs of the coffee are, that the farmer must bear. In the end we want to find out if we are the potentially life-changing source of income we hope to be.
What is a living income? It is the income we all need to survive. It covers the basics we need to pay rent, have food, some light and money to send our kids to school.