CaféPod survey shows that Brits queue for coffee, even when they’re late
Brits are officially a nation of coffee lovers, with more than one in 10 prioritising their cup of morning coffee over arriving on time for work.
The research, commissioned by CaféPod, shows how Brits’ disdain for queuing is long forgotten when a good cup of coffee is involved, with almost one in five (18%) admitting that they’re willing to wait in line at a cafe for up to 10 minutes during the working week.
Women are more patient than men when it comes to queuing, with over half (56%) saying they would happily wait for up to five minutes for a good coffee and just under a quarter (21%) over ten minutes, whereas 49% of men would wait for five minutes, but less than 15% would stick around any longer than that.
When it comes to professions, those working in sales, media and marketing are most likely to pick up a coffee on their way into work (29%), and nearly a fifth (17%) of these busy people admit that they would happily wait for up to 20 minutes in a queue for a good cup of coffee.
The importance placed on coffee makes it unsurprising to hear that Brits spend an average of almost £500 (£493.48) a year on it. The younger generation (16-24-year-olds) are leading the way, spending £12.79 a week on coffee shop coffee.
Coffee capsule specialist CaféPod commissioned the survey and encourages employers and home coffee enthusiasts to invest in time-saving capsules.
“We were surprised to hear that over one in 10 Brits arrive late for work as a result of queuing at a cafe to get a good coffee, and can understand how frustrating that must be for employers everywhere,” said CaféPod founder Peter Grainger. “By using CaféPod capsules, Brits can have the best of both worlds: combining well-crafted coffee with clever technology to create the perfect cup at home or in the office quickly and easily – no queuing required!”