‘The Coffice’: The value of people swapping the office for coffee shops when it come to business

The 'coffice'

RESEARCH published today reveals the value of business from people swapping the office for coffee shops.

Business deals in the ‘coffice’ represent a staggering £986 million to the Scottish economy, with the average Scot spending £12.93 in travel and food and drink costs each time they work in a cafe.

That equates to over a thousand pounds of their salary per year.


Across the UK, four out of five Brits say they’ve worked from a coffee shop and do so regularly.

The research, conducted by leading discount voucher website MyVoucherCodes, discovered that 81% of us spend roughly three and a half hours working from a coffee shop every week.

Contrary to what might be a common assumption that the self-employed may be more partial to working in a coffee shop, three in four employees in large-sized businesses (250+ employees) often decide to shun the office for the coffee shop – with the approval of their bosses.

These bosses may be increasingly aware of the added monetary value that working from a ‘coffice’ brings.



The data shows that coffee shop workers have great success in closing business deals, valued at an average of £1,732 each, representing an estimated £14.53 billion contribution to the UK economy.

When it comes to the drink of choice for ‘coffice’ workers, only 8% of choose a cup of tea to power their work. The Italian cappuccino seems to fire British business (26%), closely followed by a latte (21%).