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Highlights of the UK Coffee Market Spring 2017
| 24 Mar

The latest research on the UK coffee market has recently been released, commissioned on behalf of UK Coffee Week. Here’s what you need to know: 

Recent studies commissioned on behalf of UK Coffee Week suggest that coffee shops could outnumber pubs by 2030. The report details that there are roughly 23,000 coffee shops within the UK made up of independents and major chains including Starbucks, Costa and Caffe Nero. The three big chains contribute to 19% of the total coffee shop sales with continued growth of 8% for Costa and 9% and 7% for Starbucks and Caffe Nero.

The amount of coffee consumed by Brits has also grown by 4% when compared to 2016, with consumers drinking an astounding 2.3 billion cups of coffee per year. The report reveals 48% of Britons have retained equal levels of coffee consumption from 2016 whilst 39% claim to have increased their coffee consumption within the last 12 months.

At present, the UK coffee industry holds an estimated value of £8.9 billion and is expected to increase by 12% each year. It is thought that the UK’s coffee culture has grown party due to consumers – particularly millennials – opting for healthier lifestyles and therefore drinking more coffee over alcohol.

UK Coffee Week is a nationwide fundraising campaign which actively encourages coffee establishments to raise money for Project Waterfall – a charity focused on bringing clean water to coffee growing communities around the world.

UK Coffee Week will run from 1016th April 2017 and will open with the launch of The London Coffee Festival 2017 at the Old Truman Brewery. See what’s on at this year’s event here.

By Dawood Pathan

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