The Specialty Coffee Association Research Center and Square dug into trends disrupting Australia’s coffee industry and the insights are surprising. Did you know, NSW is the only state where Cappuccino is the most popular type of coffee? In any other state the most popular coffee beverage is a Latte or a Flat White. Where’s the difference you ask? We’ll cover this topic soon in another article.
76% of all cups sold in coffee shops all over Australia were milk based, even including tea and hot chocolate. So since most of you like to put some milk into your coffee, non-dairy alternatives have secured their spot on coffee shop menus:
Now let’s play a little guessing game: In which state do you think coffee specialties are most expensive? Do you have a state in mind? Say it out loud. WRONG. Surprisingly its NT. But you’ll get another chance: What is, on average, the most expensive beverage at your local coffee shop? Are you feeling this is a trick question? Trust your guts, they are right. Although we talk coffee here, the most expensive drink is in fact Chai. When are you having your Chai of the day? Probably at 11 am as most of us do. While Lattes, Flat Whites and Cappuccinos peak at 9 am, teas are more popular during the day.
If you want to dig into these stats, get all the insights and details at https://squareup.com/au/townsquare/2018-australian-coffee-report/.