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Coffee prices down 3.8 percent from August 2015 to August 2016 

September 29, 2016
Today is National Coffee Day, a day that always perks us up. To mark the occasion, we look at trends in coffee prices over the past decade. Coffee prices were 22 percent higher in August 2016 than they were in January 2006. That’s about the same increase as the Consumer Price Index for all items. Coffee prices have moved up and down much more sharply than overall consumer prices, however. Coffee prices were 3.8 percent lower in August 2016 than a year earlier. Full Text »
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