It is no secret, coffee has radically gone up in price even for the quasi cheap coffee. With non-organic coffee you run the risk of adding "bulking" agents like chicory, or robusta. Some folks mistake robusta as a type of "coffee." Although similar looking, robusta beans are much higher in caffeine and acidity. (Hence the reason some folks say "coffee makes me sick." I will get into more detail about different coffee beans in another post). A good cup of coffee is well worth it's weight in beans.