03 Jul 2022

Coffee consumption jumps during lockdown as Irish tastes change

Coffee consumption jumps during lockdown as Irish tastes change

Our lockdown habits have seen coffee consumption increase across the country, according to a recent survey. 

The survey, carried out by Currys recently, has shown that 84% of people are drinking more coffee since lockdown began, with 77% saying they have cut back on take-away coffee, and are now making theirs at home.

According to the survey, our tastes have become more adventurous with 37% of people having experimented with latté art at home and 36% trying different flavours or syrups.

Cappuccino came out on top (29%) as the favourite coffee to be made at home, followed by black coffee/Americano (28%), latté (17%), White Coffee (12%), flat white (6%), mocha (4%) and espresso (4%). 

And people still require their caffeine hit early with 57% of people having their coffee first thing in the morning to wake themselves up, with less than 1% drinking coffee at dinner time. 81% of people will drink their coffee all before 11am in the morning.

People have treated themselves to a coffee machine during the pandemic, with 60% of people buying or upgrading their coffee machine since lockdown.

The majority of people still prefer a brew at home - 74% of people drink their coffee at home in a regular mug, 22% drink from a KeepCup or similar, and 4% chose “other”.

The majority of people - 76% - still have a preferred coffee brand.

The survey was carried out to celebrate the launch of the Currys PC World Home Barista Competition, in association with Sage appliances – just submit your video or photos on Instagram using the hashtag HomeBaristaoftheYear for your chance to win great prizes – entries close 30th September.

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