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Industry experts say we should be preparing to pay more for our barista coffees in order keep local cafes alive, Stuff reports.
While the average price of a regular coffee is between $4.50 and $5, the cost of running a cafe has increased exponentially due to rising rents, wages, and milk prices. Former cafe owner Richard Corney says taking these into account, a fair price for a coffee is closer to $6.50 to $7:
"In the New Year, people have to be prepared to pay up to $7.20 for a large flat white, and $20 for a plate of brunch food. If you’re not, I completely understand, but we will see the demise of the hospitality sector."
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