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As inflation rose this summer, Americans ate out less, but they couldn't

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help to spend more at coffee and pastry businesses.

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According to a survey by financial services firm Rabobank using data from Earnest Research,

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consumer expenditure overall at the restaurants examined decreased by 3.1% in June versus a year earlier.

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However, according to the survey, spending at bakeries and coffee shops increased 1.9% over that time.

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Analysts, economists, and coffee users all have different theories for why sugar and

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caffeine providers continue to thrive, including the joy of

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relatively tiny indulgences amid a period of austerity.