This week on Kaya Biz, Gugulethu Mfuphi spoke about the price of coffee shooting through the roof for the first time in five years.
The price of Arabica coffee beans is now sitting at R22,40 per 0,4 grams which is a steep price and would mean that South Africans would now be forking out up to R224 for 1kg of the fine coffee.
Listen to the conversation on Kaya Biz with Paul Makhube, FNB Senior Agricultural Economist here:
With the cost of food constantly increasing in the country and most South African households strapped to a budget, it steers the conversation to the items one wouldn’t skimp on regardless of cost.
There a many tried and trusted brands that South Africans swear by but when it comes to being pennywise, aren’t eggs just eggs?
Technically yes, but in an age where people are taking a healthier approach, consumers are now making more informed decisions and there are now organic options and premium versions to choose from.
Grain-fed meat and chicken. Imported fruit and brands of wines and chocolate are also ranked highly by consumers who want to still have good quality products.
Here’s a list of some food items South Africans swear by and won’t skimp on: Compiled after comparisons between various surveys including MarkLives
- Sugar – Huletts is the preferred choice
- Margarine – Rama
- Coffee – House of coffees and Nespresso
- Chocolate – Lindt and Cadbury
- Chicken – Rainbow
- Milk – Parmalat
- Cheese – Lancewood
- Snacks – Simba
- Tea – Joko & Rooibos
- Sauces and Condiments – All Joy and Mrs. Balls
- Biscuits and rusks – Ouma rusks, Oreos and Eet Sum Mor
- Cereals – Kellogg’s
- Drinks and Coldrinks – Coca-Cola and Oros
Also read: Somizi’s chicken mayo crackers recipe