Month: December 2015

Professional Espresso Coffee Machines. Is the Price Right?


The different models (automatic or traditional) and the different cost of living in the countries lead the average price of espresso coffee machines among the European geographical areas. In Southern Europe the price of an espresso traditional coffee machine is around 1,600 euro, while in Central Europe, where fully automatic machines are mostly sold, the price is around 4,400 euro.

Keurig Green Mountain to be Acquired by JAB Holding Company

Dec 2015 – News from the North American coffee market. According to BBC Business, the German investment firm JAB Holding will acquire Keurig Green Mountain, specialised in K-cups single-serve coffee pods, becoming the biggest player in the North American single-serve coffee pod market. JAB has invested heavily in the US coffee market: it bought Caribou Coffee Co and Peet’s Coffee & Tea in

UK: new trends and new opportunities for coffee machine brands


The UK coffee machines market is one of the most dynamic in the European scenario. Compared to other countries, it presents a lower concentration in terms of number of manufacturers and a less power of coffee roasters in the distribution chain. However, the competitive rivalry in very high as well as the substitute products in the market. The hospitality industry,

Belgium: quality and brand awareness to win the competition


With about 11 million people, Belgium is in the heart of European Union with a melting pot of workers and diplomats from everywhere in Europe. For coffee machines manufactures the country is an interesting business marketplace with a population of coffee lovers and its 47,000 enterprises in the Ho.Re.Ca. industry: 56%restaurants 30% bars 8% canteens and catering 4% hotels 2% camping sites

The European market of coffee machines: risks and opportunities


The European production of professional espresso coffee machines is around 343 thousand units. Only two countries, Italy and Germany, account for two thirds of total production. The production of professional filter coffee machines is smaller than espresso machines, and is around 130/150 thousand units. The most manufacturers are located in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Production sites of

Consumption of coffee in Germany


The consumption of coffee in Germany is increasing after reached 418.4 thousand tons recording a slight decrease (-0.4% in 2012). Compared to the previous years, quantities remained almost stable during the period 2010-2012. Among the different types of coffee, the roasted coffee decreased by 3.3% in 2012 while on the contrary the consumption of espresso/caffè crème increased by 11.6% (66

Espresso coffee machines: Central Europe is the richest area in terms of market value

Espresso coffee machines: Central Europe is the richest area in terms of market value

Central Europe is the richest area of Europe in terms of market value (43.7%), regarding espresso coffee machines. The area (Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Netherlands) remained almost stable in the last year, but forecasts indicate a recovery of investments thanks to the opening of new independent activities (i.e. small bars and bakeries) and the development of petrol stations with bars and

France: Complexity and Opportunities for Coffee Machine Players

France: Complexity and Opportunities for Coffee Machine Players

In a coffee long tradition country like France, the scenario in terms of coffee machines is almost saturated, with the distribution in the hands of coffee roasters that keep the relation with part of the channel players, above all bars and restaurants. The competitive rivalry is high but the level of concentration of competitors (middle) and the kind of substitute