Another reason the price of coffee is rising is due to logistics and shipping costs increasing, they have been on the rise since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. There is a shortage of shipping containers which has led to increased freight costs. Above all, the cost of shipping a container from its origin to the UK has increased by 5 time and in some cases more!
In normal circumstances, once a container has been emptied it will then go back directly to the source country ready to be refilled, and the process starts again.
However, as there are constant changes in the marketplace, containers are getting stuck on ships, meaning the shipment is then unavailable and creates major delays in the whole process. For instance, shipment companies are exploiting higher prices by faster turnaround times and not waiting for empty containers to be returned empty to the ports.