Disregarding labor and also equipment costs, yet simply acquisition pure ingredients right into account, how much go it expense them to do a consistent coffee?

If everyone has any kind of idea, I'd additionally be interested in the prices for do their much more elaborate drinks.

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The problem is also not looking at labour and also equipment costs, the prices of the drinks have to account for waste. Because that every cup that coffee i sell, I most likely dump 5 (low estimate). For every milky espresso-y beverage, the waste originates from expired products that gain dumped, or drink that have to be remade, or steam milk the gets dumped because partners overpour in pitchers, etc.

Waste is large at Starbucks, and also bringing it under is always a priority. Yet yeah, that's where most of the price comes into. Ns don't know a malfunction of how much a 5lb bag the beans expenses my keep vs. How much coffee whole bag makes, for this reason this is my finest answer.


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All that that makes sense. That's an insane lot of waste!

I wasn't really asking in the hope of knowledge their markup - they'll charge as much as people will pay - just usually curious!


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I feel like a 1-5 ratio isn't common. You execute pour overs right?


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I pour precisely to the heat in the pitcher and still have milk waste.


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Recipe from Starbucks.Com

Use cold, filtered water and also a clean machine.Grind bean just prior to brewing: Coarse for coffee press tool for automatic drip measure up 2 tbsp (10 g) soil coffee for every 6 fl oz (180 ml) water.

One pound of beans: $14.95 Grams per pound: 453g (rounded) Grams per 6oz coffee: 10g 6oz coffee cups per bag: 45 cups rounded. $0.33/cup

This isn't including the price of water. This is retail cost per cup. One industrial cost per cup is pennies, because when they acquisition the bean it's coming in shipping containers and a an extensive amount cheaper, since of the bulk amount.

Hope this answered her question.

Espresso based drinks will be similar, the cost goes up just since of dairy, and also the syrups, give or take it $0.15-$0.25/each.

I don't job-related for Starbucks, ns am a Food Broker. I've functioned with coffee manufacturers in the past.

Edit, someone else discussed waste. This walk not variable waste right into the equation, but the idea is there. Garbage one cup, the next cup just doubled in cost... And so on etc.

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I can not stress sufficient that this is retail expense of us making Starbucks in ~ home, just look at exactly how cheap that is for us to do it at home. Imagine the expense of the $14.95/1lb roast because that Starbucks probably going under to about $1 or less per pound.