Brits love coffee as has been revealed today- 71% of Brits visit coffee shops every month. Eight million Brits go at least once a week- whether its national or an independent chain, we can't get enough of our caffeine hit according to Think Money.
And it's not cheap either with the average send at £5- £10 per visit which is the equivalent of around £125 a year or more.
More than 20 visits racks up £588, 15-20 visits sets you back £412, 10-15 is £294, 5-1- times is £147 and 3-4 times still costs an impressive £88.
Ian Williams, spokesman for thinkmoney, says: "Our high streets, stations and public spaces are crammed full of coffee shops - and for good reason as the vast majority of us will visit one at least once a month. For many it is an occasional, affordable, treat. But for those that visit daily, or who add a cake or snack to their hot drink it can soon add up to a considerable annual expense."
It is no shock that people in London are the biggest coffee consumers from the UK, however in the East Midlands they would rather settle for a brew at home and see coffee out as more of a treat than a habit.
The under 24s are the biggest offenders for coffee shop visits- more than any other age bracket. But why are coffee shops so popular? Well- with the rise in online dating many people are opting for a coffee date rather than a full blown meal with wine as it's cheaper. People are content with spending a tenner if their date doesn't work out than the cost of an average three course meal.
It's a great place to meet up with friends- as it's an inexpensive catch up- no need for a night on the tiles kissing goodbye to £50- you can have a cheap and cheerful meeting.
A pit stop- in the middle of a busy shopping/ working day this can be the respite you need to recharge your batteries.