We drink billions of gallons of coffee every year, and visiting a cafe is an essential daily ritual for millions of people that’s embedded into our culture, especially here in Manchester. Betway has now revealed which of the cities in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Canada are the most awake based on the highest concentration of coffee shops compared to the population, and Manchester has been crowned the UK’s coffee capital.
Manchester, despite ranking third overall, is the best UK coffee hotspot, with over 300 cafes – the most of any major city in the UK and Ireland. Manchester actually only came third after Galway and Athens, a pair we wouldn’t necessarily think of, and London didn’t even make the top ten.
Known as the thriving hub of coffee culture and coffee capital in the UK, Manchester has earned its reputation as the most popular city for coffee lovers. With a diverse and vibrant coffee scene, an abundance of specialty coffee shops can be found throughout the city, each offering a unique and delightful coffee experience.
What sets Manchester apart, however, is not just the coffee itself, but also the warm and welcoming atmosphere that these coffee shops provide. The likes of Chapter One, Ancoats Coffee Co., and the brand new Allpress northern hub, really embody that idea, with warm tones, cosy corners and a chilled atmosphere that allows visitors to enjoy living room-level comfort.
The study showed that Manchester has a whopping 322 coffee shops, which may very well have jumped up since, meaning 0.582 cafes per capita. We do, however, seem to have the most expensive coffee in the top 10 cities, at an average of £3.91 per cup, compared to the likes of Prague and Lisbon, the averages of which are £3.02 and £1.89 respectively – get us to Lisbon immediately.
Of course, being locals paying good money for quality coffee, we already know and love our cafe culture in Manchester, and it just seems to keep growing. It is, however, nice to be recognised by an outside source, so now the whole world knows just what a thriving cafe and coffee culture we have here in Manchester.