As we return to work an extra cup of coffee may be needed to keep us productive. Here are some fun facts about New Zealand coffee consumption.
- Our capital city, Wellington, has more cafés per capita than New York City.
- Most kiwi homes will sport a French press/plunger if they don’t have an espresso machine.
- The method of making espresso results in a stronger coffee with bolder flavours than drip coffee – this can offer a real kick for anyone unaccustomed to drinking espresso, be warned!
- All New Zealand coffee starts with the exact same espresso shot (quite often a double shot); this means that you will be getting the same amount of caffeine regardless of what style of coffee you order unless you specify otherwise.
- Reusable cups are encouraged in New Zealand, with most takeaway cups globally unable to be recycled.
- Per capita, our coffee consumption rate is in the top 20 in the world, just ahead of the USA.
- New Zealand has a coffee festival, held in Auckland during March every year.
- Latte art has found a foothold across the globe with creative baristas showcasing their skills. New Zealand loves the fern design, to represent the iconic Silver Fern.
Source: New Zealand Trails - Guide to New Zealand Coffee Culture