Costa, with around 2,000 outlets, rolled out a nationwide price increase across its range of drinks © 123RF
Costa, with around 2,000 outlets, rolled out a nationwide price increase across its range of drinks © 123RF

Coffee: waking up to a price hike?

21 February 2017

Bean shortage and Brexit signal a decline in profit margins and the bitter taste of potential higher costs.

For millions of us, the misery of the daily commute is made just a little more bearable while clutching a cappuccino from Starbucks, Costa or one of the many other coffee outlets. So news that the price of coffee could be set to rise is about as welcome as another rail strike.

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