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Coffee Is About To Get More Expensive Everywhere
BI, The Wire ^ | 6-21-2014 | DANIELLE WIENER-BRONNER

Posted on 06/21/2014 4:33:09 AM PDT by blam

DANIELLE WIENER-BRONNER, The Wire
Jun. 20, 2014

Months after we all started fretting over the prospect of a global coffee shortage, it seems we might actually start to feel the caffeine-related effects of Brazil's massive drought and Central America's coffee fungus, in the form industry-wide retail price increases.

The Washington Post reported back in February that coffee costs were expected to rise later in the year:

For now, retail prices for coffee are stable. Roasters typically have enough supplies to cover themselves for a few months. But if the price of the Arabica (pronounced uh-RAB-ick-uh) beans continues to rise, consumers could start seeing the cost of their morning coffee creep up later this year.

And that's exactly what appears to be happening. Starbucks said today that consumers at more than 7,100 stores in the U.S. should expect prices on some drinks to jump by 5 to 20 cents each.

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brazil; coffee; drought; dsj02; inflation
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1 posted on 06/21/2014 4:33:09 AM PDT by blam
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To: Kartographer
Sticker Shock: Food, Gas Prices Set to Go Higher

"Analysts warn the high prices for both food and gas are here to stay for a while. "

2 posted on 06/21/2014 4:35:41 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

3 posted on 06/21/2014 4:37:36 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: blam

drink up —


4 posted on 06/21/2014 4:38:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: blam

People may actually sleep in Seattle.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 4:39:12 AM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

Bon mot!


6 posted on 06/21/2014 4:40:05 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: blam
Some brands will just add in more of the cheaper, more plentiful (but less tasty) robusta beans.

CC

7 posted on 06/21/2014 4:42:34 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: blam

You mean Starbuck’s overpriced prices are going to be overpriced? Sucks for the economy but coffee is a filthy beverage as anyone who has ever had to clean a break room can attest.


8 posted on 06/21/2014 4:42:54 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: blam

Notice that they announced their price increase at Starbucks on “News Dump Friday”.....

Food prices are rising at double digit rates. I watched the bologna I buy go from 4.98 to 5.63 the other week, a 13 percent jump in price.

Its been going on for years now.

I heard about a 15 percent food inflation rate in Australia when I listened to a local news broadcast a few years back and the BBC has since published on its website a story about a 15 percent food price inflation rate worldwide.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 4:47:59 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I drink the Newmans Own k-cups for the keurig and I swear they changed it to the point it tastes like dishwater now.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 4:48:00 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: OrangeHoof
coffee is a filthy beverage as anyone who has ever had to clean a break room can attest.

Keurig machines have taken care a LOT of that, though the servings are quite expensive.
11 posted on 06/21/2014 4:49:21 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: blam

Just heard on the business news on Thursday morning that the drought wasn’t that severe, and coffee prices should be coming down. Maybe Schulz at Starbuck’s is just paying for that college program for his employees.


12 posted on 06/21/2014 4:51:26 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Have You cleaned the machine?

and

Changed the water filter in it?


13 posted on 06/21/2014 4:52:40 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Nextrush

Oil prices are way up because of Iraq and Russia.


14 posted on 06/21/2014 4:53:31 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: blam

Starbucks sells real coffee? When did THAT start?


15 posted on 06/21/2014 4:54:45 AM PDT by EC1
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To: Nextrush
"Food prices are rising at double digit rates. I watched the bologna I buy go from 4.98 to 5.63 the other week, a 13 percent jump in price."

This is at the end of march. I've since read that the year to date rate is 22%. Food prices always climb when Commies are in charge.

The Real Inflation Fear - US Food Prices Are Up 19% In 2014


16 posted on 06/21/2014 5:02:51 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
About two years ago was the last time I saw Maxwell House for $5 a can. I had bought 6 or 8 cans to add to my stash and I haven't bought coffee for that two years.

My stash is down to about 4 or 5 cans now and I've been waiting for the price to dive again .... guess it won't happen.

I've got about 40 lbs of unsalted butter I got at $1.60 or so about a year and a half ago ... some grocery couldn't sell the un-salted butter so they slashed the price and I haven't bought butter in all that time.

I've been doing this for years.

17 posted on 06/21/2014 5:03:44 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: OrangeHoof

I’ll bet you think guns kill people too ....


18 posted on 06/21/2014 5:04:45 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: Uncle Chip

Glad I can’t stand coffee, never could. Love the aroma though.


19 posted on 06/21/2014 5:07:21 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

I know that everyone is buying and using the keurig but I have never had a cup of coffee from one that really tasted like coffee. Mr. M and I use a french press and grind our own. We just bought our son (Mr. Coffee Snob) a roaster so he can roast his own. I don’t own one because I don’t even know where to buy unfrosted coffee. Mr. Mercat, Jr. says that the key is finding beans that have been roasted in the past week. Any older and they start to lose their flavor. I can’t really tell the diff but it makes him happy.


20 posted on 06/21/2014 5:09:36 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Dr. Sivana
Keurig machines have taken care a LOT of that

Any Keurig type machine with a water reservoir grows mold very quickly in the reservoir and in any of the tubing, nooks or crannies that always holds water. Anyone with a Brita pitcher knows this if they've left the pitcher out of the refrigerator for a few days.

21 posted on 06/21/2014 5:10:03 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dixie Yooper
Any Keurig type machine with a water reservoir grows mold very quickly in the reservoir and in any of the tubing, nooks or crannies that always holds water.

Really ?

I have a Keurig machine for over three years and NEVER had that problem...we go six months between cleanings with white vinegar...

Isn't most public water system sanitized and cleaned before it flows into your home?

22 posted on 06/21/2014 5:18:48 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Celtic Conservative
Some brands will just add in more of the cheaper, more plentiful (but less tasty) robusta beans.

Or maybe a touch more chicory. ;-)


23 posted on 06/21/2014 5:25:26 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Mercat
I know that everyone is buying and using the keurig ...
No, not everyone. I don't Keurig, Facebook or Twitter.
24 posted on 06/21/2014 5:26:45 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: blam

Lot of stories about how this or that is about to get a lot more expensive or scarce (same thing) and yet we are told inflation is “contained”.


25 posted on 06/21/2014 5:28:40 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: knarf

I have stocked up on espresso ground coffee also, I still get value from a local dented can store. The ones in our area are run by the amish. I can get the latin espresso grinds in 8 to 10 oz size for $1.99. It is in the vacuum brick or can. It is stronger than the European brands.

We get a great deal of stuff at these stores, for example the larger cans of tomatoes in various forms are three for a dollar. Treat the dented cans like home canned items and check them after opening. Some out of date stuff we do not get, baking types of items, most others are no problem.

For grocery items these types of places are the best value around, yesterday I got small tuna steaks, first time they had that. You are not quite sure what they will have.


26 posted on 06/21/2014 5:38:58 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: blam

Don’t think the drought in South America will have much of an impact on SE Asian coffees, so my preferred Trung Nguyen coffee prices will likely be unchanged.


27 posted on 06/21/2014 5:46:27 AM PDT by dmz
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To: uglybiker; Shimmer1

You came here from lucianne.com dincha?


28 posted on 06/21/2014 5:47:55 AM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: dmz

A rising tide raises all boats.


29 posted on 06/21/2014 5:48:43 AM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: uglybiker
My dad used to drink the Luzianne coffee with chicory.

Chicory

Chicory's History

Chicory is one of the oldest recorded types of plants. Chicory is native to Northern Africa, Western Asia and Europe, and its cultivation is thought to have originated in Egypt in ancient times. Later, chicory was grown by Medieval monks in Europe (at which time commonly added to coffee by the Dutch). It was brought to North America in the 1700s and has been a popular coffee substitute or an ingredient in coffee in France since around 1800.

30 posted on 06/21/2014 5:54:56 AM PDT by blam
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To: OrangeHoof
but coffee is a filthy beverage as anyone who has ever had to clean a break room can attest.

I disagree. Coffee is a gift from God.

Sadly, the filthy idiots who make your life miserable in the breakroom enjoy it, too. It's not the coffee, it's the @ssholes you work with.

31 posted on 06/21/2014 6:05:12 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Celtic Conservative
Some brands will just add in more of the cheaper, more plentiful (but less tasty) robusta beans.

A better way of dealing with coffee shortages and price spikes: mix two parts coffee with one part chicory. The result is less expensive, has less caffeine, and is delicious. Order some coffee with chicory from Amazon or numerous other online merchants, or grab a cup the next time you're in the New Orleans area. You can also buy coffee with chicory at Walmart and other grocery stores throughout Louisiana, southeast Texas, southern Arkansas, and most of Mississippi and Alabama and in the Florida Panhandle.

32 posted on 06/21/2014 6:12:26 AM PDT by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man. Jefferson)
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To: Caipirabob
As far as I am concerned there is only one kind of coffee...


33 posted on 06/21/2014 6:16:45 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Popman
Isn't most public water system sanitized and cleaned before it flows into your home?

Most public water systems treat the water with sodium hypochlorite or bleach. This takes most of the impurities out of the water to make it safe by state standards.

34 posted on 06/21/2014 6:32:37 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: blam

That’s a really weird chart though, it goes from around 410 in October, to under 370 in December or a 10% drop, then back up to 430 or a 5% gain, still bad, but not quite the headline of 20%.


35 posted on 06/21/2014 6:37:09 AM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: Darkshear

!gniP


36 posted on 06/21/2014 6:39:32 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nextrush

“Food prices are rising at double digit rates. I watched the bologna I buy go from 4.98 to 5.63 the other week, a 13 percent jump in price. Its been going on for years now. I heard about a 15 percent food inflation rate in Australia when I listened to a local news broadcast a few years back and the BBC has since published on its website a story about a 15 percent food price inflation rate worldwide.”

Americans will be given a “natural disaster” explanation for every food group as inflation eats away their income. While pretending there in no inflation, our “president” encourages minimum-wage hikes (to combat that same non-existent inflation).

Food isn’t growing more scarce (we have the fattest poor people in the world); our dollars are being devalued.


37 posted on 06/21/2014 6:48:13 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: knarf

My town has only 3 grocery store now. The highest priced store, for some reason, has their store brand Columbian coffee at just under $7. Just a couple of years ago, that same can was nearly $14. And that is for the 34 oz size. I have been stocking up — $7 for a 34 oz can is a bargain.

Walmart’s Columbian is about the same price — just under $7, but their can had been package-shrunk to 27 oz.

I have noticed many products either experienced product shrinkage or increased pricing or both.

Walmart’s pork skins, for example, were about $1.28 a couple of years ago. They jumped to about $1.57 last year and are about $1.89 now for the same size bag.

I have noticed my weekly grocery shopping totals [for just me] have increased from around $30 four years ago to $40 two years ago to $60 now — and that is buying typically the same items each week.


38 posted on 06/21/2014 6:59:37 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: allendale

LOL...cute.


39 posted on 06/21/2014 7:20:28 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Mercat
Try here: Coffee Bean Direct
40 posted on 06/21/2014 8:16:48 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: OrangeHoof
That's a rather odd statement - that coffee is a "filthy" beverage. When made properly, it is a very pristine and healthy beverage.

Of course it is going to make a mess if you spill it. If I crushed a few blueberries on your dining room table or wiped a slab of raw meat across it, that would make a mess too, requiring you to clean it.

41 posted on 06/21/2014 8:20:12 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: blam

Coffee is actually very cheap. I think the marketplace could easily sustain a tripling of price without losing much demand.


42 posted on 06/21/2014 8:22:03 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Smokin' Joe

Awesome but we don’t have a roaster. I might have to ask for one for Christmas though.


43 posted on 06/21/2014 8:23:11 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Mercat

They have roasted beans and tea, also.


44 posted on 06/21/2014 8:25:54 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Mercat

” I don’t even know where to buy unfrosted coffee.”-—


Frankly I prefer my coffee without frosting. :-)

.


45 posted on 06/21/2014 8:30:12 AM PDT by Mears
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To: blam

I’ve been seeing articles about coffee shortages and price increases for years now.


46 posted on 06/21/2014 8:54:21 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Dr. Sivana
"Keurig machines have taken care a LOT of that, though the servings are quite expensive."

We don't have a Keurig and don't want one. My husband brews up the best cup of coffee I've had in a $40 Mr. Coffee.

47 posted on 06/21/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: left that other site

48 posted on 06/21/2014 8:57:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CatherineofAragon
We don't have a Keurig and don't want one. My husband brews up the best cup of coffee I've had in a $40 Mr. Coffee.

For home, of course I agree. We use a $25 Mr. Coffee drip unit ourselves. If you grind good beans yourself, of course that will beat a Keurig. If you have a husband who makes youu coffee, its even more convenient. My wife makes mine. Good thing they didn't marry each other!

Do keep in mind that I was responding to someone complaining about the messes in workplace coffee areas. As far as not having to deal with dirty neglected pots in a public area, single serving Keurigs have their advantages.
49 posted on 06/21/2014 9:06:38 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: blam

Read somewhere you can stretch your coffee by adding aged sawdust


50 posted on 06/21/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT by Brother Cracker (My Mossberg 500 helps me deal with being cranky)
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