In the Balearic Islands around 2 million kilos of coffee are consumed per year. | UH
The cost of coffee has reached "historical" figures up to double its value. 90% of the bars and cafeterias across the Balearics have been forced to raise the price between 0.10 and 0.20 cents per cup. There are several factors that have influenced this increase. The president of the Association of Coffee Roasters of the Balearic Islands, Toni Vallcaneras, emphasises in the first place that the price of the bags of beans has become more expensive. The frosts in Brazil, the second largest coffee producing country after Vietnam, have limited the harvests even though the demand has been the same. Therefore, the price is now higher.