No Coffee Shop or Cafe can operate without Milk. The quality will affect our drinks and the amount we pay for this important ingredient will directly affect the bottom line.
The variance of the price paid by coffee shops and cafes for milk is astonishing, ranging from 90p to £1.40 for the same bottle. As local independents, we want to support other local businesses to get a fair deal.
The convenience of having your milk delivered has a price, but it should not be more than covering the hassle of back and forth to the local supermarket or cash and carry.
This issue is not related to the price dairy farmers get for their milk, as much of the time, this is set by what the big supermarkets will pay. It’s more about smaller businesses being squeezed for higher margins from suppliers.
This is why we are surveying the price individual UK coffee shops and cafes pay with a view to adding some transparency for coffee shop owners. You can take part below.