According to the latest research done by Square (a point-of-purchase payments company) and the Specialty Coffee Association the Latte is still the absolute number one type of coffee bought in Australia, although sales of it has decreased 10 percent to 33 percent of total coffee sales since 2016.
The total coffee market is worth $8 billion per year.
The flat white is our number two with 24 percent of total sales and the cappuccino is back with 19 percent nationally, although in New South Wales this long time favourite is the top seller.
The data for the research was gathered from the coffee sold on the Square platform across the country.
The findings also show that it is in NSW that you will find the cheapest coffee, the log black, in the country.
Although milk is still preferred, soy is the number one non-dairy alternative but others are gaining popularity, including; almond, coconut, macadamia and cashew milk
Flavour enhanced coffee was hugely popular and had an 80 percent increase from the previous research, the number one was Matcha.
There is now only one coffee type which on average costs less than $4, the traditional long black.
The number of people using their card instead of cash to pay for their beverage of choice is now at 54 percent
The cheapest coffee in each state is still the traditional long black — the only coffee that costs less than $4 on average
The majority of consumers (54%) choose to pay with card over cash