British consumers just love their coffee, the tastecard coffee machine can testify to that. In 2018, coffee drinkers in the UK are imbibing 95 million cups of coffee a day. That’s a big jump from 2008 where we were recharging with ‘just’ 70 million caffeine cups per day.
According to a recent survey of 2,000 adults by the British Coffee Association, the majority of drinkers are consuming two coffees a day while a highly buzzed minority (6%) drink six cups or more. Even at tastecard, we don’t know anyone who’ll admit to that number of coffees! Suffice it to say that coffee consumption is simply booming in the UK. And no wonder with such a large variety of roast and ground blends available in British restaurants and cafés.
Drinking Lots of Coffee in Restaurants and Cafés
The UK hasn’t turned into a nation of hipster coffee connoisseurs however. Instant coffee is still favoured by the majority of UK coffee drinkers, particularly among older coffeeholics. The younger generations though are far more adventurous and more likely to try the latest Direct Trade single estate bubbly brew frappuccino in their local restaurant, bars or coffee shop. We’re quite happy with an espresso after a satisfying discount meal with our tastecard!
Millennials like to drink their coffee away from home too. While they drink 50% of all the coffee consumed in the UK, millennials are least likely to drink a mocha at home (only 18% of the time). No wonder tastecard cafés and restaurants are packed with millennials.
The Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee
Coffee doesn’t just taste great though. Start smiling coffee addicts, medicine may be changing its views over caffeine drinks. According to a study from the American College of Cardiology, drinking three cups of coffee a day will not damage your heart. In fact, the coffee study found that drinking three cups a day can lower heart palpitation risks by 13% and reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. This pleasing side effect of is linked to antioxidants in the coffee which block a molecule connected to heart problems. Looks like you can have that third glorious cappuccino!
To celebrate, take a pic of your third cup of coffee and tag @tastecard on Instagram using #tastecardit
Save Money. Eat Out. tastecard Has a Great Restaurant Deal Just for You
What goes great with coffee? Cake, of course! With a tastecard our members can enjoy fantastic cake and meal deals at thousands of cafés and restaurants across the UK. That’s because we keep our focus on one thing: “Save Money. Eat Out.” Our 50% off food and 2 for 1 restaurant deals deliver the sort of savings that keep our 2.5 million members energised. Just wait until they add a cup of coffee to that mix.
Try tastecard for just £1 of coffee, cake, and all sorts of great dining out discounts. When you’re a member of the UK’s largest dining club, you’ll have no reason to search online for voucher codes or print off restaurant vouchers. For the best restaurant deals like 50% off food or 2 for 1 offers, you just need your tastecard.