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We Say/You Say: How much would you pay for a flat white?

Abby Irwin Reporter from Hamilton Press

Kia ora neighbours,

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."

How much are you willing to pay for your morning coffee? Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the conversations section of the Hamilton Press.

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