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  • Tenderable growths, packing, differentials and certification

     
     

    Tenderable growths and packing 

    Robusta coffee from any Country of Origin that meets the minimum quality requirements is tenderable, provided it is freely available for exportation.

    Coffee may be delivered in sound normal bags of maximum 80 kg gross each (bulk shipments must be bagged into tenderable lots), or in sound food grade Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC or Big Bags) weighing not less than 900 kg gross and not more than 1,100 kg gross.

    Differentials 

    Premium Class: up to a maximum of 0.5% defects by weight and up to a maximum of 0.2% foreign matter by weight and a minimum of 90% over screen 15 round and a minimum of 96% over screen 13 round per 300 g; at an Allowance of USD 30 premium per ton; or

    Class 1: up to a maximum of 3.0% defects by weight and up to a maximum of 0.5% foreign matter by weight and a minimum of 90% over screen 14 round and a minimum of 96% over screen 12 round per 300 g: at Contract price; or

    Class 2: up to a maximum of 5.0% defects by weight and up to a maximum of 1.0% foreign matter by weight and a minimum of 90% over screen 13 round and a minimum of 96% over screen 12 round per 300 g; at an Allowance of USD 30 discount per ton; or

    Class 3: up to a maximum of 7.5% defects by weight and up to a maximum of 1.0% foreign matter by weight and a minimum of 90% over screen 13 round and a minimum of 96% over screen 12 round per 300 g; an an Allowance of USD 60 discount per ton; or

    Class 4: up to a maximum of 8.0 % defects by weight and up to a maximum of 1.0% foreign matter by weight and a minimum of 90% over screen 12 round per 300 g; at an Allowance of USD 90 discount per ton.

    Coffee shall not be tenderable if in the opinion of the Graders one or more of the following applies:

    • the lot is not robusta coffee;
    • the lot is unsound for any reason other than having the defects listed above; or
    • the lot contains more than 8.0% defects by weight per 300 g; or
    • the lot contains less than 90% over screen 12 round; or
    • the lot contains more than 1.0% by weight of foreign matter per 300 g; or
    • the lot has a detectable foreign odour including, but not limited to, mould, fermentation or smoke.

    Age Allowance 

    USD 5/ton discount per calendar month for the period of 13-48 months following the date of grading, and

    USD 10/ton discount per calendar month for the period of 49 calendar months and onwards following the date of grading.

    Certification 

    Grading samples are examined by three members of the exchange grading panel, who award a grading certificate based on the screen test, the measuring of both defects and foreign matter by weight, and an olfactory (smell) test - the coffee is not liquored (tasted).

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