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Area roasters affected by Brazilian coffee shortage

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WESTON, Wis. (WAOW) -- Coffee production in the area has been stunted due to a frost in Brazil.

In fact it is the lowest supply of coffee out of Brazil in 50 years.

Area roaster Ivan Araya, CEO of Condor Coffee in Weston, said his business has be heavily affected by the coffee shortage. Purchasing 30% of his coffee from Brazil, Araya said he has seen an increase in prices across the board, averaging between 50 and 70 cents more on his purchases.

Araya said the rising price of coffee is what hurts his business the most.

"Everybody sources some kind of Brazilian coffee in some of their blends," he said. "It's a good coffee that you get at a pretty good price, and now that's going up so I think that's affecting the industry as a whole."

Araya said he has tried to avoid putting extra costs onto costumers, but that might have to change due to rising costs.

Adriana Daniel

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