Coffeeflation – the price of a cappuccino

The price of coffee is rising each year, yet scores of consumers are still willing to wait in queues for their morning kick from their local barrista. Coffee remains the second most traded commodity in the world after oil. In the interest of keeping you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Moneybags investigated the cost of a cappuccino at some of South Arica’s favourite coffee venues.

But first, our moneysaving tips:
•    Try not to make a takeaway coffee a daily habit. If you’re tipping the barrista, this seemingly innocent R20 a day adds up to around  R600 per month, which is R 7200 a year. Is it really worth it?
•    Take advantage of loyalty programmes. Vida have a cashback loyalty card, Deluxe Coffeeworks gives you a free coffee for every 10, and Truth runs a happy hour between 7am and 8am every morning where all coffee is only R10. If you’re going to spend, make sure you’re saving, too.
•    Learn how to make great coffee at home. Get a good plunger or espresso maker and buy your ground coffee or coffee beans from stores like Deluxe or Origin. That way, your coffee at home will taste just as good as a takeaway.
•  Keep fit and healthy. The healthier you eat and the more you exercise, the less chance you have of feeling a slump and needing caffeine.

Here’s what you can expect to pay for cappuccino:

NATIONAL FRANCHISES
Vida e caffѐ
R16 for a single cappuccino
Seattle Coffee Co
R 17.95 for a single tall cappuccino
Mugg and Bean
R 16.90 for an Easy Cappuccino
Caffe Hausbrandt
Melrose Arch, Johannesburg
Greenmarket Square, Cape Town
Waterkant, Cape Town
R 19.50 (Small cappuccino is R 17.00)
Ninos
R 20 for a take-away
R 16 instore
Bean There
58 Wale Street, Cape Town
44 Stanley, Milpark, Johannesburg
R 16
(All coffee is organic and fair trade)

CAPE TOWN
Deluxe Coffeeworks
Gardens and CBD
Tel:  +27 (0)72 903 0319
R12
Origin Coffee Roasting
Greenpoint
Tel: +27 (0)21 421 1000
R20
Knead
Muizenburg
Tel: +27 (0)21 788 2909
R16
Truth
Somerset Rd, Greenpoint
Tel: +27 (0)21 419 2945
R18
Earlybird Special: Between 7am and 8am, get a cup of anything for only R 10
Haas
BoKaap
+27(0) 21 422 4413
R18

JOHANNESBURG
Doppio Zero
Greenside
Tel: +27 (0) 11 6468740
R16
Odd Cafe
Greenside
Tel: +27 (11) 486 3631
R18
Fego Cafe
Oakdene
Tel: +27 (0) 11 435 2360
R17
Europa
Fourways Mall, Fourways
Tel: +27 11 465-5382
R17
House of Coffees
(Sandton, Clearwater Mall, Hartbeespoort Dam, Alberton, Menlyn, Fourways and more)
R27.90 for takeaway
R19.90 in store

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*All prices and information correct at time of publication and subject to change thereafter