The way I see it… Everything is going up in price. Energy is at the base of the matrix. The Pound Sterling has just… errr…. plunged, so that’s not going to make any imports cheaper, as most likely coffee is traded in USD.
If roaster don’t put their price up, they risk their business and the livelihood of everyone who depends on it.
For me, it’s more about drinking coffee for the taste of what I like than for the sake of drinking coffee (same goes for wine, beer, etc, etc).
If the coffee I like gets prohibitively expensive, then I would simply not drink coffee, or at least try to find something I like and it’s not so expensive.
dfk41 - Question: Do you enjoy the coffee from your local roaster?