The coffee association has announced that the demand for premium high quality coffee has started to outstrip supply, signaling a potential shortage.
With the growing demand for good coffee over the last few years, the shortage could potentially push the price up.
Bean There's Sarah Robinson says that the rise may balance out coffee costs which she says have been under-priced for years.
Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:
There's been a huge rise in the number of new coffee shops and people interested in high quality coffee.— Sarah Robinson, Operations Director Bean There
Whenever there's a shortage, there's an increase in price.— Sarah Robinson, Operations Director Bean There
Premium coffee has been under-priced for sometime as it is and we'll see prices go to where they should be.— Sarah Robinson, Operations Director Bean There