Popularity and consumption
The latte was also the most popular coffee type sold in Australia; 33 percent of all cups sold in coffee bars and cafes were of this type of coffee. Flat whites were also popular, accounting for 24 percent of all cups sold. Other hot beverages, such as hot chocolate and tea, accounted for three and one percent of all cups sold respectively.
Domestic coffee consumption in the country has been steadily on the increase since the financial year 2014, rising almost yearly to 1.87 million sixty kilogram bags in the financial year 2019. Coffee is the most popular drink across most generations, with around seventy percent of baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1960) consuming it at least once per week.
The wider coffee industry in Australia
Imports of coffee beans have increased almost yearly since the 2014 financial year; rising from 1.19 million sixty kilogram bags to around 1.6 million in the financial year 2019. The annual turnover of cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services has steadily increased since 2004, rising to just over 45.5 billion Australian dollars in 2018.