Irish coffee producer Java Republic has released the results of a consumer trends survey on tea and coffee to mark the opening of its first high street café on Dublin’s Molesworth Street.
Based on a survey of 270 people across Ireland, the brand can reveal that 62% of Irish consumers drink both tea and coffee, with 60% expressing a slight preference for coffee.
Of those who drink coffee, 40% said that Americanos were their top choice, while 23% chose cappuccinos, and 17% said they liked lattes the most.
When it comes to tea, 58% of Irish consumers are still most likely to go for a traditional Irish breakfast tea. Green tea is the favourite for 13%, and peppermint tea comes in at a close third as the top tea for 12%.
The survey also found that 55% of Irish tea and coffee drinkers consume one to three cups a day, and just 10% consume more than five.
Commenting on the survey results, Managing Director of Java Republic, Grace O’Shaughnessy said, "We used to be very much a tea drinking nation but our survey has shown that many people now drink both."
Speaking about the new café, she said, "We have great ambitions for the brand and it is very exciting for us to realise one of our dreams of opening a café.
"No. 37, emulates every value we have instilled in Java Republic from the look and feel of the décor to the quality of the coffee and food we offer."
© 2016 - Checkout Magazine by Jenny Whelan.