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3 (cups) Is The Magic Number - The Cost Of Coffee

3 (cups) Is The Magic Number - The Cost Of Coffee

Chris Foulkes |

Recent studies have concluded that drinking 3 cups of coffee a day can actually help you live longer.

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 and while it’s interesting for coffee lovers and producers alike, we decided to take a look at the real cost of 3 cups a day!

We looked at the price per cup across supermarkets, high street cafes and roasters. Here’s what we found*


The real cost of 3 cups a day…

Redber's 'The Cost of Coffee' Chart

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? Click here to read our previous blog 'A Cup a Day Keep the Doctor Away...'

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