As a follow-up to my father’s earlier post on the state of the coffee market, I found this fascinating chart on’s commodities page:




We are all familiar with the oil market, which directly affects how much it costs to fill our gas tanks, and indirectly affects the cost of just about everything else in our lives. Take a look at how oil prices (the thin blue line) compare with coffee prices (the thicker, black line), especially since May of this year.