The statistics of UK coffee
UKVending is based in Rochester in Kent which is firmly in the Southeast of England. The reason I mention this is because according to recent survey result data those of us here in the Garden of England like to take their coffee strong – in fact with 46 per cent of 2000 respondents stating stronger coffee is best, we drink it stronger than anywhere else in the United Kingdom.
It is just one of several very interesting statistics the survey has discovered. Such as in Northern Ireland they like their coffee sweeter than the rest of the UK (43 per cent), 46 per cent of Londoners can’t drink it until it is milky. 48 per cent state that they can’t function properly without a morning coffee and seven in ten consider a cup of coffee part of their daily routine.
83 per cent like coffee with milk and 24 per cent with a dairy alternative with oat milk being the most popular, but only accounting for five per cent. How much milk? Well ‘just a dash’ is added by 28 per cent and a good solid ‘glug’ of milk is how 52 per cent of milky coffee drinkers like their drink.
The statistics even discovered how we prefer to drink our favourite drink with 52 per cent liking to drink it alone, 19 percent are more sociable and will drink it with friends or work colleagues and then there are pet lovers with 13 per cent have their drink of coffee whilst in the company of their cats or dogs.
What’s in a name? Well apparently quite a lot as 34 per cent of people were left confused and befuddled by foreign exotic sounding names when ordering coffees and perhaps discovered, by accident, a coffee experience they had never encountered before.