This country is undeniably home to amazing coffee. No matter which state or territory you live in, most of us are able to track down a great cappuccino or espresso shot. So, let’s take a look at our healthy obsession with these beautiful beans.
I’m interested in…
- Who is drinking coffee by the kilo?
- Who makes Australia’s best coffee?
- Who do reviewers vote as Australia’s “true coffee capital”?
In 2015, Point of Service company ‘The Square’ reported that:
- Aussies pay an average of $3.91 for a small cup of coffee.
- The greatest number of coffee purchases in Sydney occur bright and early at 8am, but in Melbourne the highest incidence is 9:30am!
And according to the latest data Australia consumes 3kg of coffee per capita per year.
So, we can discern that (i) we’re happy to pay for the privilege of drinking coffee, (ii) we’re drinking coffee by the kilo, and (iii) it’s probably the first thing most of us think of when we get up in the morning!
The quality is pretty incredible too. The Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) for 2016 recognised a mighty six awards to different Australian roasters, brewers, and baristas. Each win was a victory for different regions.
Australian champions awarded AICA trophies in 2016
- Champion Australian Roasters – Bean!Roasters (ACT)
- Champion Milk based Coffee – Grindhouse Blend (WA)
- Champion Espresso – Diamond Mule (WA)
- Champion Cold Brew Coffee – Bellissimo Coffee (QLD)
- Champion Direct Trade Coffee – Bellissimo Coffee (QLD)
- Champion Soy Based Coffee – Grinders Coffee (VIC)
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But when it comes to picking the best in brew between ourselves, the friendly rivalry heats up faster than a cup of skim for your flat white. Melbourne is usually dubbed the coffee capital of Australia, but other capital cities are quick to retort that their coffee culture is best in show.
So, full of beans and ready to compare, we decided to get to the bottom of this. We reviewed data from leading restaurant rating service TripAdvisor, and it points to a different Espresso Capital of Oz.