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Figures released ahead of UK Coffee Week show that over the last decade UK coffee consumption, in and out of home, has increased from 70 million to 95 million cups of coffee every day.

The British Coffee Association (BCA) released the figures, which are based on research conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).

The CEBR found that the UK’s coffee consumption has soared to 95 million cups a day in 2018, up from 70 million in 2008, suggesting an increase of 25 million over the last 10 years.

Part of the research included a survey of 2,000 adults in the UK. Nearly a third of people surveyed indicated they don’t drink coffee at all, but at the other end of the scale, 6 per cent said they drank six or more cups a day, with the average person consuming around two cups a day.

Among the coffee drinkers, 65 per cent of people consumed coffee at home, 25 per cent drank it at work or whilst studying, with the remaining 10 per cent preferring to drink their coffee in shops, bars and restaurants.

Chris Stemman, Executive Director of the BCA, said “In the last decade we’ve gone from a country of tea sippers who enjoy the occasional instant coffee, to a nation of seasoned coffee connoisseurs exploring a large variety of roast and ground blends.

“Coffee consumption has boomed across the UK and with so many choices on offer, both at home and on the high street, this increase is not surprising.”

Despite the fact there has been a growing increase in the consumption of fresh ground coffee, instant coffee still tops the list for our favourite type of coffee by a significant margin.


For more information see the July 2018 issue of Coffee & Cocoa International.

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