The Big Bury Coffee Survey – The Results!
So the results of our survey are in. Top coffee is Latte, at an independent with a good ambiance and drink by people aged 50+. The predominating feeling as the people prefer Independent coffee houses, with coffee made by a trained barista. People are not too worried about where their coffee comes from, but what IS important is that it is both flavourful and comes in an easily recylable cup.
1 – What style of coffee do you prefer?
Flat White 11.3%
Black Coffee 9.4%
Mocha Latte 7.5%
Café au Lait 1.9%
2 – Do you prefer your coffee highly caffeinated or more flavourful?
highly caffeinated 11.3%
3 – Is provenance important to you, for example single origin?
1 Not Very Important 22.6%
5 Very Important 22.6%
4 – How important is ethical trading important to you, for example Rain Forest Alliance/grower support charities?
1 Not very important 3.8%
5 Very important 43.4%
5 – How important are takeaway cups which are easily recyclable?
1 Not very important 0%
5 Very important 69.8%
6 – Do you prefer National Chains or Local Independents?
National Chains 9.4%
Local Independents 90.6%
7 – What is your favourite place to visit for coffee in Bury St Edmunds?
Top 3 are…
Baileys 2 13.2%
No 5 Angel Hill 11.3%
Scoring no votes were
Abbey Garden Café
Caffe Nero Cornhill
Greene King Beer Café
8 – What is the reason for choosing your favourite coffee shop?
Ambiance & Atmosphere
Best loyalty program
Vegetarian or Vegan
9 – Do you think you could tell the difference between drinks made by a fully trained Barista, or can anyone do it?
Yes I can detect the difference 58.5%
No, I am not able to detect the difference 41.5%
10 – Do you like to be able to take your favourite beans/ground coffee home too?
Results are inconclusive
11 – What age range do you fall into?
12 – Questions we should have asked?
Perhaps more about loyalty schemes or what we don’t value so much
How important is nice crockery and a well-kept, clean and tidy cafe?
I use the same coffee shop because I like the flavour of their coffee so maybe taste should be included in the list of importance.