This is how much we spend on coffee every year

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    The next time you wonder why you’re in your overdraft yet again, or question why you can’t manage to save money, you might want to look at your morning coffee order.

    Because it turns out we Brits spend an average of £2,160 yearly on coffee (or £2,600 for the self-employed worker). That’s the equivalent of a monthly salary right there.

    There’s a reason behind it though. The study, conducted by MyVoucherCodes, found that more and more of us are working from a coffee shop rather than the office.

    56% of Brits polled admitted to working from a coffee shop on a weekly basis, so much so that the term ‘coffice’ has been coined, and 81% of us spend roughly three and a half hours working from a coffee shop every week.

    And if you thought this was just the self-employed, think again, because some employees said this practice was encouraged by their place of work.

    The average working session spent in a coffee shop is about 93 minutes, in which we spend roughly £10. So it all adds up.

    Interestingly, the study highlighted our drinks of choice, and only 8 per cent of us choose a cup of tea (very un-British we think you’ll agree). Cappuccino is the top order of choice (26%), closely followed by the latte (21%).

    It’s not all doom and gloom though, as the study found that employees were highly productive in coffee shops, closing business deals worth £14.5 billion to the UK economy. Not bad.

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