Exporting coffee to the United Kingdom
Once known as the tea-drinking nation, the United Kingdom has become a large and important coffee market. Today it ranks among the largest coffee markets in Europe and is home to an enormous number of coffee shops. The growth of out-of-home consumption is driving the growing consumption of specialty coffees. Younger generations are driving the growth of the specialty sector, just as the growing retail sales of coffee pods and ground coffee in the United Kingdom. However, British consumers still largely drink instant coffee – a lot more than other Western European countries. The United Kingdom is a large market for certified coffees.