I dont look at BeanBay but I would be surprised if the increases in coffee over the past year havent already been passed on to you with each offering.
In that way I imagine you wouldnt necessarily have noticed anything much because it has been increasing steadily over time in small increments. You would have to remember what you were paying 12 months ago and compare it to what you are paying now for similar origin beans, to see the overall difference.
The type of increase you have heard about will be a more major single adjustment in the selling price of roasted coffee because roasters buy forward and in some cases can be well covered for some months on forward order contracts before increases in their next purchases start to bite at the higher rates. *And then they feel the difference between the old rate and the current rate in one big shift.
There is also the delayed effect of roasters sitting on old selling prices while they watch and see what the competition does, and there is always reluctance to be the first to raise prices which means many businesses absorb their increases and lose profitability for some time before they simply have to pass it on.
All of that also means that esteemed members of the general public need not start to demand price reductions immediately they see some story in the news media about prices settling back a bit some time in the future, because the same scenario that buffers roasters and their clients prices from going up quickly in the first place then has a reverse affect while roasters honour pre existing forward order contracts that were bought at the high prices.......
In the meantime the cost of doing busines also rises and is not even the subject of this discussion.
It probably wouldnt be unreasonable to expect to see rises in the order of say a couple of dollars kick in any time soon, and that would only be to recoup and or pass on DIRECT averaged increases in raw material (green bean) costs. I would imagine cafes and wholesale coffee clients will also need to pass on resulting increases in their cost.....there is only so much belt tightning you can do.
The market is still rising...no sign of a let up. In a rising market *farmers are reluctant to sell because if they hold on a little longer they will get a better return...creating artificial shortage & driving prices higher....
In this scenario, even with roasted prices going up now, this will not preclude further rises later, they will be in direct response to the increase in raw material cost, and if I may say so will be entirely justified.
Hope this helps,
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