The other day, I ran out of coffee and my regular supplier had not sent me any yet. So I did what I usually do – I set out for our local Starbucks to get some beans. The line was really long though and I had a meeting so I headed across the street to The Coffee Bean, where there was no queue. I looked around for a few minutes and saw a small bag of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. I was quite surprised because I didn’t really expect our local stores to have them. So I grabbed the bag and proceed to pay. Lucky for me I checked the price right before the bag was rung up. Guess how much? $65 for less than 400 grams of coffee!!!
I guess it is not that expensive for some but for my meager budget, that is way too much! Much to the amusement of the cashier, I asked him to hang on while I made my way back to the shelf where the coffee was. Needless to say, I got a cheaper kind of coffee.
I was really excited about tasting the Blue Mountain coffee as I have been hearing a lot about it. Perhaps in the near future I will be able to. I read on Reuters that specialty coffees are set to become cheaper. The reason for this is that more and more people are looking for specialty coffees (maybe I am one of them) and as a result, the coffee industry has no choice but to produce more of it. As the law of supply and demand dictates, the higher the supply is, the cheaper the commodity will become.
So, if this happens soon, I just might get to taste Blue Mountain coffee.
Originally posted on September 6, 2008 @ 9:21 am