BIRMINGHAM, Ala.(WIAT)- Caffeine may not be the only jolt you get from your morning cup of coffee.
Since late last year, prices have double due to a severe drought in Brazil which is the origin of a third of the world’s coffee. The drought is expected to result in a shortage of 11 million bags of coffee beans this season.
Prices are expected to rise at grocery stores in the next month. Experts say while the price hikes may affect Brazil’s Arabica beans, other blends like frech roast could become more popular this summer. If you get coffee from the big chains, like Starbucks, you may not see a price increase because their company buys its beans at locked in prices way in advance.