Tea versus coffee

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 August 2000



(2000), "Tea versus coffee", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 30 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2000.01730dab.008



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Tea versus coffee

Tea versus coffee

We are still a nation that enjoys a tea break at work, although these days it is almost as likely to be coffee according to a new report from Foodservice Intelligence called The UK Foodservice Market for Tea and Coffee. It reveals that in the UK we drink 11,000 million cups of tea and coffee outside the home each year. Coffee is catching up with tea in popularity with the split between the two currently standing at 55:45 in favour of tea. If you are going to have a cup of tea outside your home and workplace you are most likely to have it in hospital or some other health-care situation. This sector accounts for nearly 1,100 million cups of tea drunk each year. Most of us are happy to drink instant coffee at work but in restaurants and pubs we expect and generally receive roasted and ground coffee. Instant tea is more likely to be served in schools or the workplace.

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