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


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Curly tails race to finish line

IT'S ON: The pure bred Australian miniature pigs raced through an obstacle course to the finish line at Show Whitsunday on Saturday afternoon. Photo Inge Hansen / Whitsunday Coast Guardian.

Little pigs made their way through a miniature course today

Are you ready for the Boom? Spenda is back

LIGHT ’EM UP: Spenda C will be bringing his tunes.

SPENDA C has played in some of the biggest clubs around.

Viva Mario weighs in

WINNER: Terry Randall with winning bull Viva Mario. Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Coast Guardian.

Viva Mario wins Grand Champion Bull at Show Whitsunday

Latest deals and offers

Art comes to life at the reef festival

WEARABLE art is a growing worldwide phenomenon and the Whitsundays aren't being left behind.

Curly tails race to finish line

IT'S ON: The pure bred Australian miniature pigs raced through an obstacle course to the finish line at Show Whitsunday on Saturday afternoon. Photo Inge Hansen / Whitsunday Coast Guardian.

Little pigs made their way through a miniature course today

Are you ready for the Boom? Spenda is back

LIGHT ’EM UP: Spenda C will be bringing his tunes.

SPENDA C has played in some of the biggest clubs around.

Viva Mario weighs in

WINNER: Terry Randall with winning bull Viva Mario. Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Coast Guardian.

Viva Mario wins Grand Champion Bull at Show Whitsunday

Coast DJ to light up Mama Africa

SPINNING: Gold Coast DJ Queen Victoria will hit the decks.Photo: Contributed

Coast DJ to light up Mama Africa

It’s an Original Sundays show

ORIGINALS: Cactus will make their first appearance at Original Sundays since last year’s Airlie Beach Festival of Music. Photo: Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography

It’s an Original Sundays show

Caitlyn Shadbolt, Sara Storer join Gympie Muster bill

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at CMC Rocks in March 2016.

AWARD-winning singers star in third line-up announcement.

dog show

12-year-old Bearded Collie Indy stole the show.

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum says she reduced Oliver Curtis's sentence due to comments...

Eljay impresses with his best stunts

Stuntman Eljay performs one of his best stunts in front of the crowd at Show...

Is this state’s cheapest house?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

Time flies when your job is so fun!

TEAM: Married couple, Mark and Belinda Beale bought Ray White Whitsundays in 2006 and since then the business has continued to grow. 
Photo contributed.

Time flies when your job is so fun!