Quarter of Aussies ‘addicted to coffee’
One quarter of Australians are addicted to coffee and cannot function without it, a survey reveals.
In a Home Beautiful magazine poll of 552 people, 26 per cent of respondents admitted they were addicted to caffeine.
About 12 per cent said they drank four or more cups of coffee a day while 14 per cent said they drank up to three cups every day.
The self-proclaimed addicts said they could not speak to anyone before they had their first caffeine hit in the morning.
“Coffee is the life blood of Australians, it’s what makes us get out of bed in the morning,” Home Beautiful magazine editor Wendy Moore said.
“This survey proves how integral coffee is to everyday life – without it, Australia could come to a standstill.”
The survey found one quarter of Australians never drink coffee and prefer tea or juice.
About 27 per cent of those polled said they had about two cups of coffee a day as a way to relax, while 24 per cent said they drank one cup or less a day and only while catching up with friends.
According to the Australian Coffee Traders Association, Australian coffee drinkers consume 2.4kg each a year, compared to just over half a kilogram 50 years ago.
I have to confess, although I LOVE coffee I would only average a cup a day…ok, maybe 2.