Price Watch: They’re not coconut shy

12 April 2017

With no April showers in sight as yet, it’s fingers crossed for a hop, a skip and a jump straight into summer. But before we do, let’s see what’s hot in the latest edition of Price Watch.

Phil Smith, head of category and insight, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland comments: “In February we noted consumer spending was on the decline, but coffee shop visits are still frequent. With three new coffee shops opening every day in the UK, it’s estimated that the number of coffee shops will over-take pubs by 20301. JD Wetherspoon has upped coffee prices, while removing smaller sizes. And they’re not the only ones, Waitrose has increased the majority of its prices, while Debenhams has increased prices by up to 10p and removed its small latte and medium hot chocolate.

“Pret A Manger has not only increased prices by 10p across the board it’s also continuing its ‘healthier’ menu development by introducing the golden tumeric – a dairy-free black tea made with coconut milk. Turmeric being the ‘wellness trend’ of the moment with medicinal properties and antioxidant ability being attributed to the spice.

“Pret A Manger hasn’t stopped there, taking its usual favourites – latte, flat white and mocha – and making them available with coconut milk as barista specials. We’ve also seen new seasonal drinks popping up on menus across the high street with Starbucks introducing a burnt caramel latte and salted toffee macadamia latte, and a Lindt hot chocolate from Costa.”

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*All prices are correct as of 5 April 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 £1.80 £1.70 £1.35 £0.79
Espresso Double £1.90 £2.10 £2.10 £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 £2.70 £2.50 £1.85 n/a
Hot Chocolate Small £2.50 £2.70 n/a n/a n/a
Hot Chocolate Medium £2.65 £3.00 £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
  Pret Subway Debenhams Waitrose Wetherspoon M&S
Espresso Small £1.55 n/a £1.65 £1.60 n/a £1.60
Espresso Double £1.95 n/a £1.95 £1.90 £1.30 £1.95
Cappuccino Small n/a n/a £2.35 n/a n/a £2.30
Cappuccino Medium £2.35 £1.70 £2.55 £2.25 n/a £2.60
Cappuccino Large n/a n/a n/a £2.55 £1.30 £2.85
Latte Small n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a £2.30
Latte Medium £2.35 £1.70 £2.55 £2.25 n/a £2.60
Latte Large n/a n/a n/a £2.55 £1.30 £2.85
Flat White £2.35 n/a n/a n/a n/a £2.50
Americano Small n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a £2.05
Americano Medium £1.95 n/a n/a £2.00 n/a £2.35
Americano Large n/a n/a n/a £2.30 £1.30 £2.55
Hot Chocolate Small n/a n/a £2.25 n/a n/a £2.30
Hot Chocolate Medium £2.40 £1.70 n/a £2.30 n/a £2.60
Hot Chocolate Large n/a n/a n/a n/a £1.50 £2.90
Tea Small n/a n/a £1.95 Pot £1.90 Pot £1.10 £1.95 Pot
Tea Medium £1.80 £1.10 £1.95 Pot £1.90 Pot £1.10 £1.95 Pot
Tea Large n/a n/a £1.95 Pot £1.90 Pot £1.10 £1.95 Pot