There are plenty of interesting coffee statistics to know and get clued up on, which is why we want to give you the top 10 coffee industry statistics so that you can prepare for your next coffee quiz!
Research carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research discovered that coffee consumption in the UK has increased by a whopping 25 million cups! In 2008, around 70 million cups of coffee were consumed per day, and it was found in 2018 this had shot up to a staggering 95 million cups.
According to the British Coffee Association, 80% of those in the UK enjoy instant coffee at home, with most of this demographic being aged over 65. Single serve coffee pods on the other hand are becoming more popular with millennials, with them accounting for 16% of buyers.
On average, coffee plants live between 40 – 50 years, but they can live to the grand old age of 100 if they’re cared for properly.
This makes Brazil the largest exporter of coffee in the world. Interestingly, in the 1920s Brazil accounted for 80% of the world’s coffee, today it’s around a third.
There are 25 million farming families across the world, and to them coffee isn’t just a commodity, it’s a way of life.
Here’s the top 10 list of coffee consumption per capita, the UK ranks 44th which is considerably high for such a small country!
|Country||Consumption Per Capita|
(Data from The National Coffee Association)
This is the UK’s average coffee consumption by age:
|Age||Cups per day|
|Generation Z (under 20)||0.5|
|Millennials (20 – 37)||1.3|
|Generation X (38 – 52)||2.1|
|Baby Boomers (53 – 71)||2.2|
(Coffee statistics from Roast & Post)
On a survey carried out on 2,000 adults about coffee consumption in the UK, 1/3 of people asked said they didn’t drink coffee at all, whereas 6% said they drank more than 6 cups per day.
This was found in the same study as the one listed above. 25% said they enjoyed coffee at work or whilst studying, whereas 10% only consumed the beverage in coffee shops, bars or restaurants.
This study also concluded that 54% of coffee drinkers in the UK are men, whereas 46% are women, which is quite a close split!
As of 2020, there were almost 26,000 coffee outlets across the UK which includes chains, independent coffee shops, supermarket cafes, service stations and retail shops.
Coffee for many people is a standard part of their morning routine. Many coffee drinkers insist that they ‘can’t function’ until they have had their morning coffee. Many morning coffee drinkers have their first cup of coffee at around 9:01AM.
Nearly three-quatres of all coffee prepared in the UK are of the instant variety. Instant coffee is preferred as it is convenient, easy and quick to prepare. Instant coffee is also preferred for the strength of flavour and strength it offers in the time it takes to make it.
There are a number of different instant coffee offerings that benefit from the UKs love of coffee. However, NESCAFÉ is the brand that leads the market with a whopping 13.7 million people using Nescafé coffee products alone in the UK. 5 million of these people opt for the NESCAFÉ Original range.