With coffee shops set to outnumber the traditional pub by 2030, coffee drinking continues to be a growing trend. According to the Tetley tea report ‘In five years the café market rose by 37% increasing to an impressive £1 Billion to £3.4 Billion in sales, back in 2016’.
The UK is now one of the largest markets for coffee with a total number of outlets standing at 7,934, in front of both Germany (5,193) and France (3,361).
Despite the three biggest giants in Europe; Costa, Starbucks and McCafe being present on nearly every high street, there has been a growing trend in seeking out more independent options. So why are we as a nation frequenting cafes more and more? Here are the top 4 reasons:
35% of people visit cafes to socialise
34% of people visit cafes to relax
34% of people visit cafes to quench thirst
34% of people visit cafes to have a break
Our Coffee of choice
Among the many brands we supply through the website, our most successful is the Baytown range. Whilst the Baytown company was launched in 2013 with the idea of simply selling great quality coffee, their expertise date back to the 1940s!
At Thirstybox, we provide a number of alternatives to the traditional plastic water cup.
We have seen a steep increase in sales of paper cups and cones as end users continue to seek out alternatives to plastic single use cups, exploring options that may be gentler on the environment while maintaining convenience.
Last year Thirstybox launched a 7oz Aqua Swirl cup aimed specifically at the water industry. The blue and white Aqua swirl has generated a significant following from those who want their offering to stand out, while sales of paper cones and the 7oz compostable PLANET cup have also spiked.
Our Business Development Executive, Dan Wilford explains: “There’s a general eagerness to explore alternatives to plastic however expense is a very real issue for the majority of business owners. Our challenge is to provide enough choices to satisfy both ends of the spectrum and the cone is most definitely a cost-effective solution.”
“The ideal solution for gyms, swimming pools and spas, paper cones are significantly cheaper than single use plastic and, so, tick all boxes. Alternatively, the 7oz Aqua swirl is available for those with more money to spend and a desire to impress. For the customers that really want to do their bit, 7oz PLA cup offers an eco-friendly option.”
Find out more information on the cups/cones we have on offer, simply by inputting the product codes in our search bar –
This year we have decided to try out a new smoothie recipe every Thursday during January.
Give our recipes a go, and join us in our healthy lifestyle New Years resolution.
For the second smoothie, we have ‘Energiser’
4 Pears (Unpeeled)
2 Apples (Unpeeled)
2 Slices of Pineapple
Prepare the ingredients and mix up in a blender. If the mix is too thick, add a little water. This smoothie is delicious over ice. Definitely a welcome pick me up after a tiring day. We topped the smoothie with chopped pineapple and grapes.
Thinking of making this delicious cup for customers or at an event? You'll need some cups- Find our range of Disposable plastic cups perfect for smoothies right here