I hope this post finds you well, relaxed and not wanting to stab yourself too much. I am finally back at work after almost a week off. I had a ball on the south coast of Sydney, at Werri Beach. Loads of laughing and swimming it was exactly what I needed. So not much of an update as all I did was lie around like a potato.
I'll use this opportunity to talk about coffee and the soy milk surcharge. As mentioned about a month ago I wanted to start asking about soy milk and why it was so much more. In Melbourne I get a strong soy latte which ranges from $3 to $4.50 which I think is a massive difference.
Over the past month I had A LOT of chats at all the cafes I go to about their pricing philosophy and products they use. Basically when it comes down to it soy milk is much more expensive, a litre of cows milk delivered can be as low as $1.10 where on the most expensive end of the scale Bonsoy is $4.50. The cost then varies between in house roasting or pre bought beans, house blends vs more expensive label blends.
When it comes down to it I guess it's what you feel comfortable in paying. The $4.50 coffee I buy is the best of all the coffee but I just feel $4.50 is too expensive for a single coffee so I wait till I get into the city to buy my $3 perfectly reasonable coffee.
How much is too much for a coffee? Do you think the cost of soy should be absorbed into the cafes overheads and a single same price for all coffees offered? What are your thoughts on this? Would love to hear them.