Coffee wholesaler Richard Corney says New Zealanders need to be happy paying $7 for a large barista-brewed coffee if cafes are to survive 2022, Stuff reports. But coffee drinkers along Auckland’s popular Ponsonby Rd had a mixed response to such a price hike. On Ponsonby Rd, Coffee House Organic is closed with a “for lease” sign posted in the window. Corney says this is a sight on most inner-city streets, as small businesses fall victim to the pandemic. He suggests the price of a regular coffee needs to be at least $6 for cafes to survive.