Coffee: we’d inject its caffeinated goodness directly into our eyeballs if we could.
Britain can’t get enough of the stuff – and therein lies the problem. We’re running out... and fast.
Jeffrey Young, managing director of the food and drink market analysts Allegra Group, has told The Telegraph that the "rising tide of quality that has been keeping this industry alive" may also be bringing about its downfall.
“This thirst for high-quality coffee means that production is not keeping up with demand at a global scale, so stocks have been declining," says Mr Young.
“Britain is becoming a nation of coffee connoisseurs – like wine, people want to learn about how it's made and how to taste it.”
From high street chains to hipster-friendly barista bars, the number of coffee shops on these isles surpassed 20,000 last year, and the continuing rise in sales of domestic pod and espresso machines is also fuelling competition for first-rate beans.
This mounting demand could see supplies of top quality beans dry up in as little time as three to five years, thanks in part to global warming, which has already threatened a quarter of all output in Brazil - the world’s largest coffee producer. In the next year alone, it’s estimated there will be a deficit of 3.5m bags worldwide.
So enjoy your extra shots while you can!