According to a survey of 2,000 UK Brits, around 8 in10 people said they regularly drink coffee. This is evenly split between men and women – with 78 per cent of women and 80 per cent of men admitting that coffee is a regular choice. 

Gloucester, Oxford and Worchester have been revealed as the UK’s coffee hotspots, whereas those from Bristol, Aberdeen and Liverpool are the least likely to enjoy a ‘cuppa joe’. 

Nearly 70 million cups of coffee are drunk by Brits up and down the country every single day yet the survey reveals we aren’t too fussy about what’s in our mug. Despite coffee shops pushing a range of adventurous additions, only 16 per cent prefer barista style coffee. Even less (5 per cent) add syrup, and less than a quarter (23 per cent) opt for skimmed milk. 

According to, the three favourite coffee styles are lattes with 34 per cent of the votes, followed by Americanos and macchiatos.

Want tocreate an artisan coffee in your own kitchen? Here’s how:

The Elegant: Latte
Use one shot of espresso then add lots of hot milk and a little bit of foam. You start with the milk in the jug and tilt at 45 degrees, and keep the steam arm at the bottom of the milk jug till the last minute to avoid too much foam. Add your shot of espresso into a tall latte glass, add the hot milk, and then finish with a small layer of foam.

The Classic: Americano
This is a black coffee usually made with a double shot of espresso and hot water. Always add the hot water to the cup first and then brew the espresso shots into the water, this way you will retain some of the crema from the espresso.

The Hipster: Macchiato
This is a shot of espresso “marked” with a small amount of foamed milk and served in an espresso cup.

The Newcomer: Flat White
The same amount of milk in the jug as for Latte but the frothing is different. To get the think cream consistency of a flat white, ensure you move the steam arm from top to bottom whilst you’re heating the milk to avoid separation between hot milk and foam. This milk can then be added to the espresso shot(s).

And finally
If you are adding sugar – make it white as brown sugar has too much “flavour” of its own. Make sure your milk is as cold as possible prior to frothing for the best result.