Be it coffee or tea, beverages like these are so necessary when you are feeling drowsy and need a good boost! Especially if you are working, who would want to start their day without coffee or tea? The same goes for the UK. The British are known to be tea-lovers, but their coffee is market is no less either.
The UK economy is pretty much dominated by coffee, which justifies its 'heavenly drink' position not just by the taste, but also by adding a whopping 17.7 billion pounds in 2017 alone. It just doesn't end here, the impact of coffee keeps growing every year. This high status has had an impact on cafes and the locations that they opt for to build their brick and mortar businesses. Realising that workers make up a significant portion of coffee consumers, cafes and similar beverage businesses choose spots that are closer to offices and working places. This holds true not only for cafes, bars etc, but also for installation of vending machines.
According to the British Coffee Association, about 95 million cups of coffee are consumed just in one day. Other than offices and workplaces, around 80% UK households also have coffee as their ultimate instant drink choice. Coffee is not only good for consumption, but it has also created more than 210,000 jobs in the UK.
Coffee consumers vary according to their age. Surprisingly, people above the age of 53 have the most cups of coffee in a day - about an average of 2.2. At second rank, stand people aged between 38-52, who drink an average of 2.1 cups a day. Those between the ages of 20 and 37, have an average of 1.3 cups a day. Lastly, those aged below 20, have an average of only half a cup.
With continuous market growth, increment of jobs, extra revenue generation and other factors combined, it is no doubt that coffee has changed the outlook of the UK. In Europe, the UK coffee consumer market is the fifth largest. The following infographic illustrates the various aspects of this heavenly drink in the UK and beyond, for which even a day has been designated - International Coffee Day (1 October).
Infographic by: Market Inspector