Coffee In The UK [INFOGRAPHIC]
Coffee is by far the most popular drink in the world. Over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year. On average, Britons consume only 1.7 kg of coffee per year - one of the lowest amounts in Europe. As example, in 2013, Britons spent £730 million on coffee.
Top 5 Coffee Consuming Countries (per capita)
1. Finland – 9.6 kg
2. Norway – 7.2 kg
3. Netherlands – 6.7 kg
4. Slovenia – 6.1 kg
5. Austria – 5.5 kg
People in UK drink 70 million cups of coffee per day, compared to 165 million cups of tea. Average British male coffee drinker drinks 13 cups per week, while average British female coffee drinker drinks 11.
How about instant coffee?
In 2012 UK market for coffee at home was worth more than £1bn annually, and it continues to grow. When buying coffee for drinking at home, 77% of Brits buy instant coffee. Comparison: Italy 1%, France 4%, USA 7%. A study has shown that people who prefer drinking instant coffee are laid back and easy going people who love to procrastinate. In 2014 5.06 million people in UK used at least 4 cups of instant coffe per day, while 2.81 million people used instant latte.
And coffee shops?
At the end of 2013, there were 16,501 coffee shops across the UK. These are 4 largest coffee chains in the uk:
- Greggs – 1621 shops
- Costa Coffee – 1582 shops
- Starbucks – 719 shops
- Caffe Nero – 508 shops
„I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.“ Napoleon Bonaparte
„I never laugh until I've had my coffee.“ Clark Gable
„Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis - a good hot cup of coffee.“ Alexander King
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