Lifestyle

More Aussies now prefer coffee with their afternoon tea

The average Australian over the age of 14 has increased their coffee consumption by nearly 20% since 2010.
The average Australian over the age of 14 has increased their coffee consumption by nearly 20% since 2010. Lisa Williams

COFFEE consumption has taken over the classic Aussie cup of tea as Australia's most consumed hot drink, research by BIS Foodservice revealed on Wednesday.

The survey of more than 1200 Australians showed the average person over the age of 14 has increased their coffee consumption by nearly 20% since 2010.

But, in an effort to save some of the money spent on their skim, non-fat de-caffeinated caramel lattes, Australians are drinking more tap water.

BIS Foodservice head Sissel Rosengren said the increase in coffees bought had risen despite a price rise for the drink at the same time.

"Coffee is now the at-home beverage of choice for Australians, replacing tea for the first time," she said.

"This has been driven largely by the significant fall in cost of making an espresso-based coffee at home, combined with a maturing coffee palette.

"In addition, coffee is now the number one hot beverage across all age and socioeconomic groups."

The research also looked at the national market, showing the total number of coffee "units" bought in 2010 was 1.8 billion, growing to 2.1 billion in 2012.

The rise was despite a sharp increase in the cost in the past two years, with an average coffee rising from $3.62 to $3.86.

"The away-from-home coffee market is expected to grow between 10% and 15% within the next two years, driven very much by the younger generation, while coffee consumed in the workplace - both made at work and outside the workplace - is also expected to rise," says Rosengren.

"The signs are there that Australia is becoming a coffee nation.

"Pod machines are very likely to increase at home and at work, while by 2020 we fully expect the espresso-based coffee to overtake the instant/soluble variety."

 

>> To read more lifestyle stories

Topics:  coffee espresso research tea



Bundy Brewed Drinks launches new flavour

BREWED TO BE BETTER: Tropical Mango is the latest thirst-quenching flavour from Bundaberg Brewed Drinks.

Tropical Mango hits the shelves and guess what else is coming back

OUR SAY: NewsMail up for a News gong

Bundaberg NewsMail is a finalist in the News Corp awards being held this Friday night.

Newspaper a finalist in prestigious awards

'Silent bus' has schools talking

SSHHH: Duffy's City Buses has started a silent bus policy for a couple of its school runs.

New rules crack down on school kids

Local Partners

Qld scientist's cancer breakthrough points to better tests

SCIENTISTS have discovered dozens of new genetic markers that increase a woman’s breast cancer chances.

Crash miracle the face of Flying Doctor campaign

SURVIVORS: Maryborough girls(centre) Jade-Elle Brown with her twin sisters and Molly and Ruby.

Molly's photo can be seen in 288 Woolworths and fuel outlets.

First drive of the 2018 BMW X3

The 2018 BMW X3 (overseas model shown) will be in Australia soon.

These days, in case you hadn't noticed, BMW spells SUV.

IVF: The battle for baby Hendrix is worth it

SPECIALIST: Dr Neil Astill of City Fertility Centre Springfield with baby Hendrix Hartley, 11 weeks, who was conceived by IVF.

"We have developed a special offer to ease the financial burden."

Meet the man who blew up Byron's jetty

Almost half a century on since civil engineer Bo Wharton was involved in the demolition of the Byron Jetty.

"Blood and guts running into the water.. attracting fish and sharks"

Couples reveal biggest mistakes made in bed

Couples admitted that toys, anal sex, dirty talk and BDSM all helped to keep the fire alive in the bedroom.

There are many simple things we can do to ruin the mood.