Types of coffee consumed outside the home in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017

Café latte was the most popular coffee drink on the go or consumed in a cafe or restaurant in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017. Variants include latte macchiato, latte, white coffee, and café au lait. Ranked second, with 48 percent of respondents was cappuccino.

UK coffeehouse chains

Over the past decade high streets in the United Kingdom witnessed a continuously increasing number of stores of coffee shop chains. Costa is the most prominent one, with its stores more than doubling in number over the past eight years. As of 2018, there were approximately eight thousand branded coffee chains and seven thousand were run by independent operators. However, the market has displayed signs of reaching its saturation point.

Coffee consumption

Despite the growing number of coffee shops, the average consumption of coffee outside the home decreased from 84 milliliters in 2004, to 78 milliliters per person per week as of 2017. In contrast, between 2006 and 2017 the average weekly purchase of coffee beans, instant coffee, and coffee beans increased from 17 grams to 23 grams per person.

What kind of coffee do you usually drink when out (eg. in a cafe / restaurant) or on the go?*

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Release date

March 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

7th to 10th February 2017

Number of respondents

492 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Respondents that drink coffee when out.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

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