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BCA Media Centre

The British Coffee Association is the voice of the coffee industry. We represent, promote, and support all aspects of the UK coffee trade.

We regularly assist journalists with statistics, background information, connecting you with our members, or providing direct comment when an industry-wide perspective is sought.

Our Executive Director Paul Rooke is our media spokesperson, and is available for written comment, radio, and broadcast interviews.

On this page you will find our contact information, key headline figures on the UK coffee industry, and our recent news.

Press Enquiries:

You can contact BCA’s Media & Public Affairs Manager, Thomas de Freitas, via the following:

Tel: 0330 202 0876

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Headline Figures: Coffee Consumption

According to research published by the British Coffee Association:

  • In the UK, we now drink approximately 98 million cups of coffee per day
  • For an average cup of coffee consumed in the UK, up to 76% of its value is estimated to be produced in the UK
  • The coffee industry creates over 210,000 UK jobs
  • The Gross Value-Added contribution from the UK coffee industry to the economy is estimated to be £9.1 billion, whilst output contribution, including indirect and induced multiplier impacts, of £17.7 billion in 2017
  • 80% of UK households buy instant coffee for in-home consumption, particularly those aged 65 and older
  • Ground coffee and single-serve coffee pods are becoming increasingly popular, particularly amongst millennials (aged 16 – 34) who account for 16% of all buyers
  • On the high street, café culture has also continued to boom, 80% of people who visit coffee shops do so at least once a week, whilst 16% of us visit on a daily basis


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