RESEARCH | Staff Reporter, UK

Brits consume 1,460 cups of coffee every year: research

They spend an average amount of £676 on coffee from shops and cafes.

According to the poll, Brits drink an average of four cups a day – with latte as the most popular coffee of choice with 41% saying it was their favourite.

People from Cardiff are reportedly the biggest coffee fans with folks from the Welsh capital downing a staggering 1,825 cups a year, more than any other city in the U.K.

The poll shows that 61% prefers drinking coffee to tea, with a separate report by retail research consultancy Allegra, revealing there are now 22,845 coffee shops in the UK, a 6% increase year on year – with 2.3 billion coffees a year being bought and consumed out of home.

Cappuccino came second to latte with 38%, followed by Americano (26%) and Mocha (16%).

MONIN’s beverage innovation manager Lee Hyde said, “We are seeing a rise in coffee shops and coffee culture across the country, and this trend is being replicated in the home too.

"Over a third of Brits confirmed they know more about coffee than they did five years ago and coffee drinkers are finding new ways to personalise their drinks, reaching for flavours from popular vanilla to more adventurous flavours like salted caramel.”

The survey revealed the average Brit has their first cup of coffee at 8am, and 76% claim they regularly experiment with different styles and flavours of coffee. Almost four in ten (39%) say coffee drinkers are cooler than those who prefer a nice cup of tea.

When it comes to added extras, 18% of Brits like caramel syrup in their coffee, while 14% ask for vanilla and 10% want a touch of hazelnut.

Britain’s top 5 favourite coffee flavours include Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Cinnamon, and Salted Caramel.

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