So, what can coffee roasters and green buyers do to keep business running smoothly?

Firstly, good planning and communication with your partners and teams is now more essential than ever before. Speak to your green coffee supplier to understand the market properly and appreciate why shipping is taking longer.

Secondly, try to adjust your timelines and your expectations. When sourcing green coffee, plan at least three to six months ahead and anticipate delays. On the roasting side, take a long hard look at your current inventory and how long it will last.

Thirdly and finally, do everything you can to move quickly on your side. Getting pre-shipment samples evaluated and approved in a timely fashion will help, as will offering clear, straightforward instructions to your suppliers. Ultimately, logistics is a team effort – and at a time like this, greater collaboration definitely can’t hurt.

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