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Britain’s Favourite Coffee

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

As we know, coffee is becoming more and more popular - and tea is on the decline. In fact, tea sales have dropped by a substantial 6 percent as more and more people are choosing coffee as their drink of choice. Our mobile coffee franchises are able to bring high quality coffee straight to your office door, so there’s no need to trek miles to the nearest cafe for your caffeine fix.

Just like there is with tea, there’s a lot of different choice in a coffee. If you’re not a coffee drinker, or you’ve never been all that adventurous when it comes to your hot beverages, you might have missed out on some of the great varieties out there.

Obviously the blend of the beans and how recently they’ve been roasted will make a difference to the taste generally, but then a combination of milk, steam, water and syrups can all add to the final product.


This is the base of all other drinks made by our skilled baristas at our mobile coffee franchises, but it’s also a drink all of its own. The coffee purist will tell you that there’s no need to add anything at all to a well brewed espresso, although you might choose to sweeten to taste.

A short espresso is the shot that all of Cafe2U’s award winning coffee drinks start with. It’s an intense hit of coffee made by forcing hot water through ground beans. To make a long espresso, simply add more hot water to make a less strong drink.

Adding steamed milk will give you a macchiato (which means ‘stained’), or topping with whipped cream makes an espresso con panna.


A true cappuccino is a combination of equal parts espresso, steamed milk and milk froth. Depending on taste you can ask for less or more milk, or skinny which will used skimmed milk instead of full fat. The amount of milk makes them rich and luxurious, and they can often feel more like a dessert than a drink.


This is a bit like a long espresso, except the shot is added to a cup of hot water rather than the water being added to the coffee. They’re often drunk with milk and sugar to taste, just like you would if you made your own coffee at home.


A latte is made by adding steamed milk to an espresso shot. Add sugar, or have with a shot of syrup for a sweet treat.

There are plenty of other types of coffee out there, but generally these are variations on these varieties, or a hybrid drink falling somewhere between hot chocolate and java.

All our baristas at our mobile coffee franchises make really excellent lattes, and if you nip along to one of our mobile coffee franchises and ask really nicely they might even make you one with some latte art!

So which of these is the nation’s favourite?

With more than two billion cups of coffee being drunk around the world, you would expect there to be some favourites out there. We carried out our own survey, and it reflected the results of other studies which have been taken as well: Britain loves lattes.

Of everyone we surveyed, 11 percent preferred a macchiato, 33 percent would choose a cappuccino, whilst a whopping 55 percent would pick lattes. Apparently the type of coffee you prefer is a reflection of your personality - which means that the 55 percent who love lattes are all more likely to go out of their way to help others. Can’t be a bad thing, can it?

If you want to expand your coffee horizons and try something a bit different, just speak to one of our highly trained baristas who will be happy to give you a bit of guidance.

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