New coffee shipping method could mean lower Arabica prices

Global trader IntercontinentalExchange will begin allowing coffee bean deliveries in lined cargo containers called "supersacks" that can hold enough beans to make 125,000 shots of espresso. The containers replace traditional gunny sacks small enough to be lifted by one person. The change may lead to lower Arabica bean prices, but US coffee sellers from indie shops to Starbucks say they only accept beans in sacks to ensure traceability and quality control.

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