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Check out what's brewing with coffee prices

May 22, 2024

Americans drink more coffee than any other beverage, including water! Whether you drink yours hot and black or iced and sweet, grab your favorite cup and join us as we examine recent and historical prices of this stimulating agricultural commodity.

Consumer Price Indexes for coffee and other beverages, April 2010 to April 2024
Date Coffee Roasted coffee Instant coffee Other beverages including tea

Apr 2010

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

May 2010

100.3 100.6 100.5 98.7

Jun 2010

100.5 101.0 100.6 98.0

Jul 2010

100.2 100.6 99.9 98.8

Aug 2010

101.7 102.3 100.0 98.8

Sep 2010

103.7 104.3 102.4 99.6

Oct 2010

104.5 105.3 102.1 98.2

Nov 2010

103.6 104.6 101.1 99.4

Dec 2010

100.9 101.4 100.6 98.6

Jan 2011

105.9 107.1 102.6 99.4

Feb 2011

105.7 107.0 103.2 100.4

Mar 2011

109.8 111.5 104.4 100.4

Apr 2011

113.8 115.7 106.0 99.8

May 2011

116.3 118.6 105.7 99.8

Jun 2011

118.2 120.8 106.0 99.5

Jul 2011

120.9 123.4 110.5 98.8

Aug 2011

122.5 125.2 110.1 99.6

Sep 2011

120.3 122.8 108.8 100.3

Oct 2011

121.0 123.6 108.7 99.5

Nov 2011

121.3 124.6 105.8 100.2

Dec 2011

120.3 122.6 110.8 100.8

Jan 2012

122.2 125.1 110.5 100.6

Feb 2012

120.6 123.3 109.3 100.6

Mar 2012

120.6 123.8 106.5 99.8

Apr 2012

120.3 122.6 110.0 101.0

May 2012

119.4 121.4 110.0 98.9

Jun 2012

118.0 119.7 108.2 100.9

Jul 2012

117.5 119.3 109.8 100.1

Aug 2012

117.8 119.7 109.8 100.6

Sep 2012

116.5 118.3 107.1 100.6

Oct 2012

116.3 118.2 107.3 100.6

Nov 2012

115.2 117.4 105.7 100.0

Dec 2012

115.2 117.0 106.5 100.6

Jan 2013

116.1 117.7 108.7 101.6

Feb 2013

115.7 117.2 108.9 101.4

Mar 2013

114.6 116.3 107.7 101.4

Apr 2013

112.8 114.2 104.1 102.0

May 2013

112.8 114.5 103.8 101.1

Jun 2013

111.6 112.8 103.3 101.0

Jul 2013

111.6 112.7 104.1 101.0

Aug 2013

110.0 110.9 103.1 101.1

Sep 2013

108.6 109.6 103.2 101.6

Oct 2013

108.7 109.5 104.3 102.8

Nov 2013

107.7 108.2 103.9 101.3

Dec 2013

106.5 106.5 104.9 101.4

Jan 2014

107.3 108.2 102.1 102.5

Feb 2014

106.5 107.3 102.0 101.8

Mar 2014

107.7 108.3 103.7 101.8

Apr 2014

107.7 108.1 103.4 102.7

May 2014

108.3 109.0 101.9 102.5

Jun 2014

108.6 109.0 104.6 101.4

Jul 2014

110.0 110.6 105.7 102.0

Aug 2014

111.9 112.9 104.1 101.0

Sep 2014

111.6 112.4 105.0 101.8

Oct 2014

111.4 112.3 104.0 102.2

Nov 2014

110.9 112.0 103.1 102.8

Dec 2014

110.3 111.0 105.2 102.3

Jan 2015

113.8 115.4 105.1 102.0

Feb 2015

112.7 113.6 107.4 103.4

Mar 2015

112.6 113.9 105.2 102.0

Apr 2015

113.8 115.4 105.0 101.4

May 2015

112.9 114.3 103.9 99.9

Jun 2015

111.4 112.8 103.5 101.4

Jul 2015

113.1 114.6 103.8 101.4

Aug 2015

112.5 114.6 101.5 102.1

Sep 2015

111.1 113.3 100.6 101.2

Oct 2015

110.7 112.8 99.4 101.4

Nov 2015

108.7 111.1 99.3 102.1

Dec 2015

108.7 110.6 100.2 102.9

Jan 2016

110.4 112.9 99.3 102.8

Feb 2016

109.7 111.8 100.3 103.6

Mar 2016

108.9 110.4 100.8 102.1

Apr 2016

109.0 111.2 99.3 103.1

May 2016

110.0 111.8 101.4 101.9

Jun 2016

109.0 110.9 100.2 100.0

Jul 2016

108.6 110.3 98.7 102.0

Aug 2016

108.2 109.6 101.0 102.6

Sep 2016

108.0 110.0 99.1 102.3

Oct 2016

107.4 108.6 99.2 101.5

Nov 2016

106.7 107.7 99.4 102.6

Dec 2016

105.3 106.9 98.2 102.7

Jan 2017

107.6 109.5 100.1 102.5

Feb 2017

108.8 110.7 101.1 104.4

Mar 2017

108.9 110.9 100.1 102.4

Apr 2017

109.6 111.1 102.5 102.4

May 2017

110.9 113.0 100.7 101.7

Jun 2017

109.2 111.3 100.5 101.4

Jul 2017

108.9 111.2 99.6 102.6

Aug 2017

107.4 108.8 99.8 101.1

Sep 2017

108.4 109.6 98.1 100.9

Oct 2017

107.8 109.4 98.7 103.0

Nov 2017

105.5 106.5 97.2 102.1

Dec 2017

107.1 108.3 98.4 102.9

Jan 2018

106.2 108.2 95.9 103.0

Feb 2018

105.9 108.2 94.6 102.6

Mar 2018

107.1 108.6 96.6 102.0

Apr 2018

106.0 107.4 96.4 102.5

May 2018

106.7 108.4 95.3 101.9

Jun 2018

106.3 107.8 94.3 100.9

Jul 2018

106.3 107.8 95.4 102.6

Aug 2018

106.4 108.0 95.6 102.5

Sep 2018

106.0 107.7 94.0 102.1

Oct 2018

106.0 107.4 95.5 102.9

Nov 2018

104.4 106.2 92.6 101.8

Dec 2018

105.1 106.9 94.4 103.0

Jan 2019

105.4 106.8 95.0 102.9

Feb 2019

105.4 106.5 95.7 102.9

Mar 2019

105.3 106.4 95.6 102.5

Apr 2019

105.2 106.2 96.6 103.7

May 2019

105.4 106.3 96.8 104.2

Jun 2019

106.6 107.9 97.6 102.9

Jul 2019

105.4 107.0 96.1 104.3

Aug 2019

106.3 107.5 97.6 103.1

Sep 2019

104.8 106.2 94.8 104.0

Oct 2019

104.4 105.9 93.2 103.8

Nov 2019

104.8 106.1 94.8 103.9

Dec 2019

102.6 103.9 93.0 104.0

Jan 2020

103.9 105.5 91.8 103.2

Feb 2020

104.5 105.6 93.2 104.9

Mar 2020

105.6 107.2 92.6 105.0

Apr 2020

106.7 108.3 94.9 106.5

May 2020

106.0 107.4 95.3 106.8

Jun 2020

107.6 108.9 97.0 105.6

Jul 2020

106.2 107.9 94.8 105.2

Aug 2020

106.5 108.2 95.6 106.6

Sep 2020

105.6 107.1 94.3 105.6

Oct 2020

106.7 108.2 95.8 104.4

Nov 2020

103.6 105.4 90.8 105.6

Dec 2020

105.0 106.5 94.6 106.6

Jan 2021

106.5 108.2 94.1 106.4

Feb 2021

106.4 108.3 92.9 106.2

Mar 2021

106.2 108.4 94.3 106.7

Apr 2021

106.6 108.1 96.2 106.5

May 2021

107.5 109.8 93.5 106.2

Jun 2021

108.1 110.0 95.8 108.2

Jul 2021

106.7 109.1 93.3 108.8

Aug 2021

108.5 110.6 95.8 109.5

Sep 2021

109.8 111.8 97.3 108.3

Oct 2021

111.6 114.2 96.9 108.5

Nov 2021

111.3 113.4 97.0 107.0

Dec 2021

111.6 113.9 97.5 106.3

Jan 2022

115.7 118.3 99.6 107.5

Feb 2022

117.5 120.1 100.4 110.1

Mar 2022

118.1 121.1 100.0 111.7

Apr 2022

121.0 124.0 103.7 113.8

May 2022

123.9 126.9 105.5 113.8

Jun 2022

125.1 128.4 106.5 115.0

Jul 2022

128.5 131.7 108.9 117.7

Aug 2022

127.7 131.2 108.2 118.0

Sep 2022

127.0 130.4 108.7 118.5

Oct 2022

128.2 132.1 108.3 118.5

Nov 2022

127.5 130.7 110.4 119.9

Dec 2022

127.6 131.5 108.0 120.0

Jan 2023

130.5 133.6 111.9 120.6

Feb 2023

130.9 133.5 113.1 122.5

Mar 2023

130.3 133.7 110.5 123.4

Apr 2023

129.1 131.8 111.0 123.3

May 2023

129.8 132.6 111.6 123.1

Jun 2023

129.2 132.2 110.5 125.2

Jul 2023

129.7 133.1 109.6 124.9

Aug 2023

128.9 131.8 110.8 124.4

Sep 2023

129.0 132.2 110.3 125.5

Oct 2023

128.7 131.8 109.0 123.5

Nov 2023

127.4 130.3 109.3 124.1

Dec 2023

125.6 128.9 107.4 124.3

Jan 2024

128.7 132.0 109.3 124.3

Feb 2024

127.3 130.1 109.4 127.8

Mar 2024

127.4 131.2 106.9 125.9

Apr 2024

126.5 129.4 108.9 127.2

Note: Data are not seasonally adjusted

The Consumer Price Indexes for both coffee and instant coffee reached recent peaks in February 2023, while prices for roasted coffee peaked 1 month later in March 2023. Prices for other beverages including tea recently peaked in February 2024. In April 2024, coffee prices were 26.5 percent higher than in April 2010 as prices for roasted coffee were up 29.4 percent and prices for instant coffee rose 8.9 percent. Prices for other beverages including tea were 27.2 percent higher over the period.

12-month percent changes in the Consumer Price Index for coffee and other beverages, April 2010 to April 2024
Month Coffee Roasted coffee Instant coffee Other beverages including tea

Apr 2023

6.6 6.3 7.0 7.2

May 2023

4.8 4.5 5.8 5.9

Jun 2023

3.3 3.0 3.7 5.2

Jul 2023

1.0 1.1 0.6 2.8

Aug 2023

0.9 0.5 2.4 2.5

Sep 2023

1.6 1.4 1.5 3.1

Oct 2023

0.4 -0.2 0.7 1.8

Nov 2023

-0.1 -0.3 -1.0 1.2

Dec 2023

-1.6 -2.0 -0.5 0.3

Jan 2024

-1.4 -1.2 -2.3 0.2

Feb 2024

-2.8 -2.6 -3.4 -0.3

Mar 2024

-2.2 -1.9 -3.2 -0.7

Apr 2024

-2.0 -1.9 -1.8 -0.1

Note: Data are not seasonally adjusted

From a more recent perspective, 12-month percent changes in prices for coffee and other beverages including tea decreased over the past year. Prices for coffee were 2.0 percent lower in April 2024 than 1 year earlier after rising 6.6 percent in the year ended April 2023. Roasted coffee and instant coffee followed a similar trend, as prices declined 1.9 and 1.8 percent, respectively, in the 12 months ended in April 2024 following increases of more than 6.0 percent each in the same period one year ago. Prices for other beverages including tea also decreased, with three consecutive months of year-over-year declines between February and April 2024.

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index — April 2024." We also have more charts related to the latest Consumer Price Index news release. 

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Check out what's brewing with coffee prices at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2024/check-out-whats-brewing-with-coffee-prices.htm (visited June 23, 2024).

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