Price Watch: New year, new Price Watch

14 January 2017

With Christmas and New Year all but distant memories, we’ve grabbed our umbrellas and hit the road for the inaugural Price Watch of 2017. Here’s what we’ve learned from our monthly round-up of high-street hot beverage prices.

Phil Smith, our head of category and insight at UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, comments: “This month has seen Caffè Nero raise prices by 10p across the board. Similarly, M&S Café has upped its range of hot drinks’ prices by 5p. Both Starbucks and Costa have raised the price of espresso, adding 10p to both single and double shots.

“Interestingly, Subway has reduced its offer to a cappucino, a latte, a hot chocolate, a tea and a filter coffee – only available in a standard ‘regular’ size – removing the option for a large drink. We saw a similar move from Pret A Manger early last year. It mimics the standard cup size, and acknowledges the trend of more customers opting for medium (12oz) beverages.”

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

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  Starbucks Coffee Costa Coffee Caffè Nero Greggs McDonalds
Espresso Small £1.60 £1.65 £1.70 £1.35 £0.79
Espresso Double £1.90 £2.00 £2.00 £1.65 £0.99
Cappuccino Small £2.15 £2.35 n/a n/a n/a
Cappuccino Medium £2.40 £2.65 £2.50 £1.80 £1.89
Cappuccino Large £2.70 £2.85 £2.80 £2.10 £2.19
Latte Small £2.15 £2.35 n/a n/a n/a
Latte Medium £2.40 £2.65 £2.50 £1.80 £1.89
Latte Large £2.70 £2.85 £2.80 £2.10 £2.19
Flat White £2.60 £2.60 £2.60 £1.80 n/a
Americano Small £1.90 £2.05 n/a n/a n/a
Americano Medium £2.10 £2.40 £2.20 £1.55 n/a
Americano Large £2.45 £2.60 £2.50 £1.85 n/a
Hot Chocolate Small £2.50 £2.60 n/a n/a n/a
Hot Chocolate Medium £2.65 £2.90 £2.65 £1.80 £1.59
Hot Chocolate Large £2.95 £3.10 £2.95 £2.10 £1.89
Tea Small £1.85 £1.95 Pot £1.95 Pot n/a n/a
Tea Medium £1.95 £1.95 Pot £1.95 Pot £1.00 £0.99
Tea Large £2.15 £1.95 Pot £1.95 Pot £1.20 £1.09
Gingerbread Latte n/a £3.05 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 £2.95 NEW n/a n/a n/a