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Price of coffee beans gets a jolt

Coffee hits highest price in more than three decades. (Source: CNN) Coffee hits highest price in more than three decades. (Source: CNN)

HOUSTON (CNN) - Getting your coffee fix could start costing you more dough.

The price of coffee is hovering at nearly $3 a pound, which is the highest price in more than three decades.

Now, coffee houses are considering either jacking up the price, or cutting services.  

There are several reasons for the price increase, including bad weather in the world's top coffee growing regions, a weak dollar and pressure from emerging coffee drinking markets.

The issue of rising coffee prices is expected to take center stage Thursday when many of the nation's coffee retailers and distributors gather in Houston.

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