What’s the real cost of a cup of coffee?
Dr Veronica Setiawan of the University of Southern California noted that “coffee contains a lot of antioxidants and phenolic compounds that play an important role in cancer prevention.”
Not only this but Dr Marc Gunter of the UN International Agency for Research on Cancer added that they “found higher coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, and specifically for circulatory diseases, and digestive diseases.”
The effect of coffee on health has long been debated and these recent conclusions have been the focus for almost every media outlet of late. Social media has been awash with countless re-writings of the same article. While it’s interesting for coffee lovers and producers alike, we decided to take a look at the real cost of three cups a day!
We looked at the price per cup across supermarkets, high street cafes and roasters. Here’s what we found*:
High Street – Mass produced
Caffe Nero: £1.85 per cup / £5.46 per day
Costa: £1.95 per cup / £5.86 per day
Starbucks: £2.10 per cup / £6.30 per day
Supermarkets – Bulk processed and stored
Taylors of Harrogate: 14p per cup / 42p per day
Whittard of Chelsea: 22p per cup / 66p per day
Kenco: 25p per cup / 75p per day
Coffee Pods – Excess packaging
Fine Coffee Club: 23p per cup / 69p per day
Cafe Direct: 30p per cup / 90p per day
Cafe Pod: 30p per cup / 90p per day
Roasters – Fresh and roasted to order
Redber: 13p per cup / 39p per day
Has Bean: 20p per cup / 60p per day
Grind: 24p per cup / 72p per day
*Prices based on 8g dose of coffee per cup
Want to know more about the specific health benefits of coffee? Check out A Cup a Day Keeps the Doctor Away.