Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed every day.
- In the UK, we drink approximately 70 million cups of coffee per day - Mintel Coffee UK 2008 Report.
- In 2011, consumers retail spend on coffee was £941 million - Mintel Coffee UK April 2012 Report.
- In 2012 the estimated turnover for coffee shops was £5.8 billion - Allegra Strategies UK Retail Coffee Shop Market Report Dec 2012.
- Three quarters (74%) or all UK adults drink instant coffee, compared to around half (48%) who drink fresh coffee (i.e. ground/full bean coffee or coffee pods) - Mintel Coffee UK April 2012 Report.
- Two thirds of consumers actually buy coffee/other hot drinks out of home, and this rises to three in four among 16-24-year-olds - Mintel Coffee UK April 2012 Report.
Radio Relations Market Research, October 2012.
- Generally, coffee is grown within 1,000 miles of the equator, from the Tropic of Cancer in the north, to the Tropic of Capricorn in the south.
- Coffee grows in more than 50 countries and is the second largest export in the world after oil (in dollar value).
- Central and South America produce approximately two thirds of the world’s coffee supply.
- The main suppliers of coffee in the world are Brazil, Colombia and Vietnam, with Brazil contributing around 30% of the total.
- Hawaii is the only US state in which coffee is grown commercially.
- There are two main commercial types of coffee bean – Robusta and Arabica. Robusta coffee grows best at lower altitudes whereas Arabica is better suited to higher altitudes.
- It takes 42 coffee beans to make an espresso.