Posted December 16, 2018 05:17:48The price of a cup of coffee in New Jersey is going up, according to a study commissioned by the New Brunswick Coffee Association.
The study, commissioned by a New Brunswick bakery, determined the average cost of coffee at a New Jersey café to be $1.70 per cup.
According to the study, the average price of the same cup of tea in New York City is $1,547.
The average price for a cup, while relatively low, is still considerably higher than the state average of $0.88 per cup, the study said.
The study also found the average retail price for coffee in the state is $4.10 per cup in New Bern, $3.10 in Trenton, $1 in Camden, $2.10 at Newark and $1 at Trenton.
Coffee is a popular beverage in Newbern, where about 50 percent of the population is either overweight or obese, the researchers said.
The costs of coffee vary greatly in Newberns and towns along the Jersey shore, with the average for a single cup at an average cafe in the Hudson Valley at $1 per cup and $2 per cup at a cafe in Newark.
A single cup of espresso at a coffeehouse in the Trenton suburb of South Orange is currently priced at $2,250.
A Starbucks espresso at an espresso cafe in New Bergen is currently listed at $3,500, according the study.
A coffee shop in the New Jersey City suburb of North Brunswick is currently listing the average average price at $5.70 for a Starbucks coffee.
The cost of drinking a cup at the average coffeehouse is $3 per cup on average.
For a single shot of espresso, it is $2 for a regular shot, $4 for a double shot, and $6 for a triple shot, the survey said.
A cup of iced tea is currently $4 per cup for a typical cafe, while a cup with a single drop of milk is $7.50 per cup depending on location.
A regular cup of cappuccino costs $3 and a double cup costs $5 per cup when the cup is filled with milk.
A glass of _______ costs $6 per cup of ice cream at the usual café, while _____ costs $8 per cup with ice cream added.
The researchers said a large number of the coffee shops surveyed had either closed or shut down in recent years.
More than 80 percent of surveyed cafes closed between 2014 and 2019, and nearly 70 percent were closed in the past year.
In the past decade, the number of coffee shops closed in New Brunswicks has dropped by about 30 percent.
New Brunswick also had the highest percentage of people living below the poverty line in the United States, according a 2015 report by the American Association of State Colleges and Employers.
“We’re very conscious of the fact that we have people living at the margins, but the economic reality is that we’re also a very diverse community and that’s a fact that’s also reflected in the price of coffee,” said Karen Brown, executive director of the New Berntons coffee association.
The survey said more than 20 percent of New Brunswick residents are either overweight, obese or suffer from diabetes.
At least two in three New Brunswick children under the age of six suffer from some form of diabetes, according one study.
About 45 percent of all New Berndans residents have some form or another of hypertension, according an American Heart Association report in 2016.
About 2.5 percent of adults and 7.5% of children are diagnosed with diabetes.