Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed every day.
In the UK, we drink approximately 55 million cups of coffee per day1,2
80% of UK households buy instant coffee for in-home consumption, particularly those aged 65 and older3
Ground coffee and single-serve coffee pods are becoming increasingly popular, particularly amongst millennials (aged 16 – 34) who account for 16% of all buyers3
On the high street, café culture has also continued to boom, 80% of people who visit coffee shops do so at least once a week, whilst 16% of us visit on a daily basis2
1. Nielsen Scantrack, August 2016
2. Allegra Project Café UK 2016 Report, December 2015
3. Kantar Worldpanel, August 2016
- 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.