Schwartz September 2019

Full of Beans for Coffee Week

Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed everyday. According to a report by Mintel, in the UK we consume 70 million cups a day.

And with research from The Lancet and the Archives of Internal Medicine revealing that three to four cups may help prevent type 2 diabetes, it’s all good news for coffee-lovers.

So, whether it’s a long black, a latte or a full-flavoured espresso that’s number one in your outlet, rest assured that your customers’ love affair with coffee is far from bean-ing over.

In honour of coffee week, not weak coffee, on 7-13 April, Take Stock salutes our favourite beverage.

Coffee Facts

  • Three quarters (74%) of all UK adults drink instant coffee, compared to around half (48%) who drink fresh coffee (i.e. ground/full bean coffee or coffee pods).
  • Generally, coffee is grown within 1,000 miles of the equator, from the Tropic of Cancer in the north, to the Tropic of Capricorn in the south.
  • It takes 42 coffee beans to make an espresso.
  • There are two main commercial types of coffee bean – Robusta and Arabica. Robusta coffee grows best at lower altitudes whereas Arabica is better suited to higher altitudes.
  • There are over 80 countries producing/growing coffee with Brazil being the largest producer and exporter of coffee.

Try these recipes for Honeybread and Easter Beignet, which are perfect with a great cup of coffee.

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