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We love Coffee at Warner Contracts; we’re not alone in this. In the UK, we drink around 95 million cups of coffee per day. The rise of the independent coffee shops and cafes means they’re popping up on the high street like there is no tomorrow, this has also lead to a move towards a more French and Italian inspired setting, bringing with it what were once considered unusual and exotic words, such as ‘cappuccino and espresso’ into our daily vocabulary.
With this ever-expansion of coffee offerings, café furniture has also and, continues to evolve with it. Old fashioned and dated décors have gone out of the window and replaced with bold colours and quirk: bringing with it splashes of the owner’s personality and tastes.
Some interesting facts about coffee consumption in the UK:
The coffee industry creates over 210,000 jobs in the UK.
Café culture has continued to boom with 16% of us visiting a coffee shop on a daily basis.
The average person drinks 2 cups a day.
The industry has sustained a 20 year growth with 2019 reflecting a 7.9% annual sales increase.
Café furniture, both inside and outside is leaning towards being bold, adventurous, and reflecting the atmosphere of the venue. We’ve put together 6 of our top picks for both indoor and outdoor furniture to help you make a splash along the way:
The Drum Coffee Table
Measuring in at 60cm high, the metallic frame work is strong and is available in different colours, seamlessly blending into any environment and style, while making a statement. As they say, big things come in small packages!
A modern take on an iconic chair, this chair sits upon 4 individual turned legs, supported by a strong polypropylene shell, creating a sturdy and hardwearing piece of kit, designed with comfort in mind.
Complete with a natural beech coloured table legs, the Luna is one of the most stylish additions that you can add to your coffee shop. Its design is sleek and contemporary creating a fresh feeling which is perfect for all year round.
Featuring distinctive art-deco style, this table is certainly attention grabbing. Not only a treat for the eyes; it is built to laugh in the face of bad weather and can handle constant usage with ease.
This vintage delight is available in multiple colours allowing you to create a blend of tones to really make a statement of colour with these sturdy and robust pieces. The aluminium frame is extremely versatile for use inside and outside making it a true team player.
The Scaffolding Bench
This industrial design will stand out for sure, with its scaffolding effect poles, and chunky wooden surface, this is a piece of furniture like no other. Comfortable, yet able to withstand heavy usage, this is certainly one of our favourite pieces in our entire collection, and it’s available as a whole range so your outdoor space will really catch eyes.
The expansion of coffee shops and café’s shows no signs of slowing down as we continue in the first quarter of 2020; we think the need to differentiate and distinguish your brand from competitors is more important than it has ever; to be bold and make a statement.