A number of Australian news sources have today reported that Australian cafes will be raising the price of a cup of coffee by around 70c.
James from online coffee bean retailer baybeans.com.au says "Yeah, sure, coffee beans prices have been going up for the last few years, but that doesn't really make much of a difference per cup price, but of course its a good excuse [for cafe's] to raise their prices.
He says "As an indication, 1kg of coffee beans will make 144 shots of coffee, at $3.80 per cup, thats $550 income per KG of coffee. Sure there are other expenses [for cafe's], but some cafes have made savings in other areas, like milk at $1/litre, which FAR outweighs the increase of $3 per KG they pay for coffee beans". James goes on to say "So they used to pay 22/kg, and now they will could be paying $25/kg if they want the same quality - that exercise will earn them an extra $100.80c/kg.
Think about it, someone is having a laugh.