Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It is also one of the world's most traded commodities, providing employment for about 100 million people globally. According to Whitbread, which owns the fastest growing operator in the industry, Costa, Britons consume approximately 2.8 kilograms of coffee per capita every year, the equivalent of 70 million cups a day. This is significantly less than other European countries, such as Finland, where per capita consumption averages 12.2 kilograms of coffee per year. This is an indication that there is plenty of room for growth in the British market. Britain is the largest instant coffee market in Europe but the industry has recorded buoyant growth in the coffee capsules and ground coffee segments in recent years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
As little coffee is cultivated in the United Kingdom, large, multinational companies like Nestle and Jacobs Douwe Egberts dominate the processing, blending, packaging and distribution of coffee. However, the geographical spread of smaller coffee processors tends to follow trends in population growth and per capita disposable income. These operators sell coffee either directly to customers or supply artisan cafes.
A large number of small, independent roasters are based in London due to the high disposable income associated with the area. Costa's coffee roasting facilities are based in London but the company has plans to build another factory in Basildon, Essex by 2017. Caffe Nero's roaster is also based in London. Bas.. purchase to read more