Quotations Are From The 15Th Or Tuesday Nearest To The 15Th Of Each Month. Between August 1933 And June 1936 The Bls Collected Several Prices Per Month. If One Applied To A Date Between The 12Th - 18Th The Given Price Was Used; In Cases Of Other Dates, The Given Price Was Averaged. Coffee Is Defined As Pure Roasted Coffee Either In Bulk Or In Packages. Prices Of Package Coffee Are Quoted Only Where Loose Coffee Has A Relatively Small Sale. Source: 1913-1934: Bls Bulletins, No. 270, 300, 315, 334, 396, 418, 445, 464, 495, And Currently From Monthly Issues Of"Retail Prices", Except 12/1931-12/1932: Special Monthly Mimeographed Reports; 1935-1943: Mimeographed Release, "Retail Price Of Food By Cities"
This NBER data series m04035 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04035
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Retail Price of Coffee for New York, NY [M04035US35620M267NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M04035US35620M267NNBR/, October 9, 2015.