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Hot drinks in Germany registered strong value growth in 2011 as commodity prices reached an all-time high. Following poor harvests in Vietnam and Central America in 2010, a fall in global coffee supply led to a spike in raw coffee prices. Similarly, tea faced significant price increases for raw materials, caused by poor harvests in India and China and a general supply shortage as tea producing countries are increasingly switching to the cultivation of soya and other more profitable crops. These increases in cost were inevitably passed on to some extent in 2011, thus driving value growth.