New research from consultants CGA shows that the average ‘pub food outlet’ serves 235 coffees per week, one in four of which is a Cappuccino. CGA says ‘coffee fits perfectly with the ever-growing importance of food sales in the UK on-trade’. It points out that coffee also fits in well with a female customer base and says that the introduction of WIFI in many units means that ‘longer-lasting drinks such as coffee continue to become even more appropriate to the pub setting’.
More on coffee: Coffee outsells tea in the managed on-trade by around 6.5 cups to one (despite the ratio being reversed in home-drinking) and CGA comments that sales are growing in all regions but one across the UK. Premiumisation is in evidence and Cappuccinos and Lattes are the most popular drinks. CGA says that pubs need to offer a product that is comparable in quality to the coffee-specialist outlets and says that the provision of ‘clean and airy space with appropriate dwell-time facilities’ is also a must.
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