Cost of coffee at supermarkets soars: L'Or instant packs rise from £4 to ...

Cost of coffee at supermarkets soars: L'Or instant packs rise from £4 to ...
Cost of coffee at supermarkets soars: L'Or instant packs rise from £4 to ...

Data has revealed the cost of coffee has soared  with some packs rising by a staggering 62 per cent in little more than three weeks. Pictured: Nescafé Original Instant in Asda has gone up by a third to £6

Data has revealed the cost of coffee has soared  with some packs rising by a staggering 62 per cent in little more than three weeks. Pictured: Nescafé Original Instant in Asda has gone up by a third to £6

The cost of supermarket coffee has soared since New Year with some packs rising by a staggering 62 per cent in little more than three weeks, new data reveals.

Big name brands such as Nescafé and L'Or as well as own labels are among at least 100 different makes and sizes to have seen increases so far this year, said analysts Assosia for The Grocer magazine.

The biggest mark-up is at Sainsbury's where 165g packs of L'Or Decaf Instant Coffee, Classique Instant and Intense Instant all went up from £4 to £4.25 on January 14 but then rose again to £6.50 on January 22, a total increase of 62.5 per cent since the start of 2022.

Nescafé Original Instant 300g in Asda has gone up by a third to £6 and Gold Blend 200g by 17 per cent to £5.85 at the same chain.

The increases are being blamed on inflation and 'ongoing' supply chain issues, said The Grocer.

Double digit price rises have been recorded in Morrisons for their own label instant coffee and by around 4 per cent in Tesco for their own label espresso instant and their own brand capsules.

A spokeswoman for Nestlé told The Grocer it had been 'experiencing pressure in terms of raw material and price increases so ingredients, packaging and transportation costs are going up.'

She added: 'We do everything we can to manage these costs in the short-term. We also aim to make any long-term changes to prices changes gradually and responsibly.'

Manufacturers have blamed the increases on inflation and 'ongoing' supply chain issues

Manufacturers have blamed the increases on inflation and 'ongoing' supply chain issues

Nescafé Gold Blend by 17 per cent to £5.85 at the same chain. Pictured: Gold Blend Crema

Nescafé Gold Blend by 17 per cent to £5.85 at the same chain. Pictured: Gold Blend Crema

Food inflation is currently standing at 5.4 per cent, the highest rate in 30 years, but many critics say official figures are understating the true rise in prices faced by many households because of the reduced variety of budget own label ranges and the end of promotions.

It comes as two-thirds of UK adults have seen their cost of living jump over the past month as energy bills soared and

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