In celebration of International Coffee Day here are 10 facts to quench the thirst of the nation’s coffee lovers.

  • 79% of British adults drink coffee at home.
  • Instant coffee is the nations fave, with a whopping drunk by 62% of adults consuming the in-home coffee brew, followed by ground coffee (24%) and coffee pods (15%).
  • Despite instant coffee being the fave, 20% say they would be embarrassed to serve instant coffee to their guests. Gen Z and Millennials are Britain’s top coffee snobs, 31% of whom would be embarrassed to serve a cup of instant coffee.
  • Jumping on the cold brew craze, a cool 32% of coffee drinkers say they are interested in making cold brew coffee at home, rising to 53% of Gen Z and Millennials.
  • 46% of coffee drinkers admit they find it difficult to get going in the morning without a cup of coffee.
  • While it’s been touted as a food villain, a third (32%) of British coffee drinkers add sugar to their coffee. Meanwhile, seven in ten (68%) users add milk or cream to their cuppa and a decadent 5% add flavour syrup.
  • The high streets may be lined with coffee shops, but a concerned 71% of coffee drinkers believe takeaway coffee cups are bad for the environment. Opting for a more environmentally-friendly approach to their brew, three in ten (30%) coffee drinkers take a thermos/flask to drink on the go.
  • Highlighting the greener side of British coffee lovers, 83% of coffee drinkers would like coffee packaging to be fully recyclable. But, according to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), just 41% of coffee launches in 2017 carried an environmentally-friendly packaging claim. A further 45% of coffee drinkers are interested in reusable coffee pods that they can fill with their own coffee.
  • While caffeinated coffee remains the norm, a sizeable 20% of coffee drinkers have decaffeinated coffee in their diet. Overall, 18% of Brits worry about being too reliant on caffeine, while a confused 46% say it’s difficult to know how much caffeine is safe to drink.
  • Keeping the nation full of beans, a quarter (26%) of coffee drinkers say they drink coffee before a workout to boost their exercise performance.
  • And, ending on a high, 46% believe drinking coffee has its health benefits.