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Coffee Lovers, Prepare For Price Increase

Do you love coffee? Of course you do, it’s one of the most popular drinks in the country. Well, I’ve got some bad news for you. Bloomberg reports that coffee prices are about to go on the rise due to a drought in Brazil, too much rain in Vietnam, and a smaller than usual harvest in Indonesia. All these weather factors have combined into one sad and scary force, a force that threatens our daily cup of joe.

The areas affected mostly produce robusta bean, the bean used in instant coffee, espressos, and as a filler bean in mixed blends. This means prices across the board are set to rise, and it doesn’t look like there is much hope in a 2017 recovery for Brazil.

Big names like Folgers, CafĂ© Bustelo, and Dunkin’ Donuts have already begun to raise their prices to offset the lack of product. The same company owns all three brands, J.M. Smucker Company, and they have stated that packaged coffee will go up about 6 percent while K-cup prices will remain the same. For now, Dunkin’ Donuts prices will only increase on their packaged coffee, not the product sold in their various locations nationwide.

Over the summer, Starbucks rose their prices for the third year in a row, this time the increase was $.10 to $.20 per cup on select beverages, all to account for the slim supply that is expected to last through all of 2017. The chain bumped their prices once again right before Christmas on cold beverages and baked goods.

For those of us that love to start our day with a warm brew, this might be the year to splurge on an at-home espresso maker and avoid the inevitable price changes at our local coffee houses. 2017 looks like a rough year for coffee drinkers, let’s hope that 2018 brings a better outlook. Along with a rough year for coffee, it looks as though citrus will also be affected. Orange juice features traded at a four year high this past fall in New York. Maybe we should all sleep through breakfast this year and hope that lunch is shaping up to be a lot better.


Coffee Is Now The Breakfast Of Champs

Starbucks look out, there is a new brew on the market, and this one offers more than just good taste and a caffeine kick. LonoLife is introducing a new coffee, and this one is packed with protein. LonoLife is the company behind the popular bone broth K-cups that hit the market earlier this year and became a craze, but that wasn’t the only trick LonoLife had up their sleeve.

LonoLife’s new K-cups are packed with 10 grams of protein, for reference, a large egg only has 6 grams of protein. Each coffee pod contains regular Kona coffee but has the popular protein supplement animal-based collagen packed in each pod to get an extra protein boost. This supplement is widely used with those who practice the Paleo diet. Collagen is known for boosting healthy skin, strong and healthy nails, shiny hair, and healthy joints.

This interesting twist means that while everyone is sipping their morning cup of Joe, they can take in some healthy benefits on the side. Protein isn’t just great for boosting health and energy, it can also help fill you up and that means this coffee is basically a breakfast, no reaching for sugary treats or breakfast breads so many people grab on the run.

While there are other coffees on the market that have protein in them, LonoLife’s doesn’t use whey as their protein source, it is the only one to come in a convenient K-cup, and the pods are 100 percent recyclable which differs from most of their competitors. For those who don’t yet have a K-cup brewing machine fear not, there is also a stick pack version for you so you can get your daily does of caffeine packed with a protein and collagen boost. The product can be found here where it retails from $13.99 and up. It is available in a ten or twenty pack. More information can be found about this in a recent Huffington Post article.