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Britain’s coffee love affair: by numbers

Britain’s coffee love affair: by numbers

As Costa coffee shop chain owner Whitbread spends £59.5m on a vending machine business to satisfy caffeine addicts in a rush, the latest figures show Britain’s love affair with the black stuff is not running out of steam yet.


£5bn – Value of the UK coffee shop market in 2010

14,022 – Number of coffee shops in Britain

6bn – Number of cups of coffee bought from vending mahcines in Britain each year

12.9pc – Sales growth by branded coffee shop chains in Britain in 2010, including Costa and Starbucks

1,175 – Costa coffee shops in Britain

731 – Starbucks coffee shops in Britain

440 – Caffe Nero coffee shops in Britain

109 – Caffe Ritazza coffee shops in Britain

83 – Coffee Republic coffee shops in Britain

4,645 – Number of branded UK coffee shops at end of 2010

5,719 – Number of branded UK coffee shops forecast for the end of 2013

Figures: Allegra Strategies

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