The Specialty Coffee Retail Price Index (SCRPI)* is being developed by researchers at Social Enterprise @ Goizueta to track the retail prices charged by a representative group of North American specialty coffee roasters.
In the second quarter of 2016, the SCRPI rose by 8.1%. The average price for roasted specialty coffee at the end of June 2016 was $24.00 per pound.** This breaks down into an average of $16.40 per pound for the lowest-priced coffees (+1.2%), and $31.61 for the highest-priced coffees (+12.2%) sold on the websites of the SCRPI roasters.
The year-over-year increase in specialty coffee prices – from the second quarter of 2015 to the second quarter of 2016 – was 9.1%. This breaks down into a 1.7% increase for the lowest-priced coffees, and a 13.4% increase for the highest-priced coffees.