Price Watch: Triggering Article Thrifty

17 February 2017

Brexit. The word that's on everyone's lips. We've seen some of the impact it's had already with food prices rising, but what does this mean for coffee shops? We've hit the streets again for February's Price Watch to see just how it's affected high street coffee shops and its hot beverage prices.

Phil Smith, our head of category and insight at UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, comments: "This month we've seen Costa raise its prices by 10p, and not give a specific reason for doing so. The rest of the high street have not followed suit, despite food ingredient costs rising across the board.

"Consumer spending is on the decline1, with the supermarket food price rise causing spenders to be more cautious with their money. However, coffee shop visits are set to be just as frequent, perhaps even more frequent, for the consumer this year2. Purchasing coffee from the high street is still seen as an affordable treat, and coupled with the opportunity to socialise and relax – the desire to visit coffee shops has soared.3

"With Brexit looming bringing economic uncertainty with it, consumers aren't looking towards long term saving, in fact recent research has found that the younger generations are actually spending more money on coffee than they are on retirement savings.4"

* All prices are correct as of 6 February 2017. Prices quoted are based on ‘drink in’ prices unless unavailable. All prices are sourced in London and may vary regionally.

1 http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-economy-retail-idUKKBN15M004
2 17% of consumers intend to visit coffee shops more often in the next 12 months, Allegra World Coffee Portal 2017
3 Allegra World Coffee Portal 2017
4 http://www.refinery29.com/2017/01/136539/millennials-spending-more-coffee-retirement-savings

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  Starbucks Coffee Costa Coffee Caffè Nero Greggs McDonalds
Espresso Small £1.60 £1.80 £1.70 £1.35 £0.79
Espresso Double £1.90 £2.00 £2.00 £1.65 £0.99
Cappuccino Small £2.15 £2.45 n/a n/a n/a
Cappuccino Medium £2.40 £2.75 £2.50 £1.80 £1.89
Cappuccino Large £2.70 £3.05 £2.80 £2.10 £2.19
Latte Small £2.15 £2.45 n/a n/a n/a
Latte Medium £2.40 £2.75 £2.50 £1.80 £1.89
Latte Large £2.70 £3.05 £2.80 £2.10 £2.19
Flat White £2.60 £2.70 £2.60 £1.80 n/a
Americano Small £1.90 £2.10 n/a n/a n/a
Americano Medium £2.10 £2.40 £2.20 £1.55 n/a
Americano Large £2.45 £2.80 £2.50 £1.85 n/a
Hot Chocolate Small £2.50 £2.70 n/a n/a n/a
Hot Chocolate Medium £2.65 £3.10 £2.65 £1.80 £1.59
Hot Chocolate Large £2.95 £3.30 £2.95 £2.10 £1.89
Tea Small £1.85 £2.10 Pot £1.95 Pot n/a n/a
Tea Medium £1.95 £2.10 Pot £1.95 Pot £1.00 £0.99
Tea Large £2.15 £2.10 Pot £1.95 Pot £1.20 £1.09
Gingerbread Latte n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
  Pret Subway Debenhams Waitrose Wetherspoon M&S
Espresso Small £1.45 n/a £1.55 £1.50 £1.10 £1.60
Espresso Double £1.80 n/a £1.90 £1.80 £1.25 £1.95
Cappuccino Small n/a n/a £2.25 n/a £1.10 £2.30
Cappuccino Medium £2.25 £1.70 £2.55 £2.15 n/a £2.60
Cappuccino Large n/a n/a n/a £2.45 £1.25 £2.85
Latte Small n/a n/a £2.25 n/a £1.10 £2.30
Latte Medium £2.25 £1.70 £2.55 £2.15 n/a £2.60
Latte Large n/a n/a n/a £2.45 £1.25 £2.85
Flat White £2.25 n/a n/a n/a n/a £2.50
Americano Small n/a n/a £2.05 n/a £1.10 £2.05
Americano Medium £1.85 n/a £2.35 £1.95 n/a £2.35
Americano Large n/a n/a n/a £2.15 £1.25 £2.55
Hot Chocolate Small n/a n/a £2.25 n/a n/a £2.30
Hot Chocolate Medium £2.40 £1.70 £2.50 £2.50 n/a £2.60
Hot Chocolate Large n/a n/a £3.00 £2.80 £1.45 £2.90
Tea Small n/a n/a £1.85 Pot £1.80 Pot £1.10 £1.95 Pot
Tea Medium £1.70 £1.10 £1.85 Pot £1.80 Pot £1.10 £1.95 Pot
Tea Large n/a n/a £1.85 Pot £1.80 Pot £1.10 £1.95 Pot
Gingerbread Latte n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a