We have investigated the full impact of the coffee industry on the UK economy through a partnership with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). The UK coffee industry’s total output contribution to the UK economy, including indirect and induced multiplier impacts, was £17.7 billion in 2017, and creates approximately 210,325 UK jobs.
Coffee, like any commodity, is traded on the open market and prices over time can fluctuate based on supply and demand. As some of the world's leading manufacturers, traders and marketers of coffee, the BCA's members have responsibilities to consumers, employees and shareholders as well as the many thousands of coffee growers around the world regarding the price of coffee - from the cost of a bean to the price you pay for a cappuccino on the high street.
The changing nature of the UK's status within the EU will undoubtedly have an effect on Britain’s role within the global market and the EU coffee industry. We are working closely with the government and our partners such as the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) to ensure that consumers, companies and growers are supported through this transition to minimise the financial impact of the process.
To ensure the UK coffee industry continues to thrive, we are focused on the following key concerns:
The BCA will work with the government and its partners to ensure a smooth transition of all its members on behalf of the industry. If you would like to find out more about the work the BCA is doing with regards to Brexit, please get in touch.