Three new coffee shops opened in Britain every day in 2016.
A study commissioned by UK Coffee Week found that the 1,222 coffee shops opened last year brought the UK total to 23,000.
Some suggest that the number of coffee shops – both chains and independents – could overtake the number of pubs by 2030.
The study found that people in the UK drink 2.3 billion cups of coffee and that the sector contributes £8.9 billion to the economy.
Source: Daily Mail, 23 March 2017
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