I kept hearing about how coffee was one of the products that has been going up in price a bit, but I really noticed it recently.
I buy the coffee I make at home from Costco. It’s their Colombian pre-ground version. It’s a fairly large can and a much better deal than anything I can find at the store. Plus, it’s good.
I only make it on the weekends and at home, so a can lasts me around four months.
The price for a can when I bought it in August 2010 was $9.99. In December it was $10.99. This last time, though, it was $13.99.
That means that it’s gone up 40% in less than a year. I guess they were right!
Still, keeping things in perspective, that means that it costs me $3.50 per month for coffee (minus what I pay for half-and-half and the like). I can’t really complain too much about that, because that wouldn’t get me coffee for more than a day or two if I were buying it at one of the specialty coffee shops. Have they raised their prices too?