As you all might know by now, I love coffee and reading about it on dailyespresso.co.uk to keep up with its latest trends. But when I read that officially, Australians love coffee; it was hard to believe at first. Did you know that 90% of our population drinks coffee? And that on average we spend $1,825 on takeaway coffee a year on getting our caffeine fix?

These are some of the interesting facts that have come out of the National Coffee Report commissioned by Australia’s leading coffee maker brand DéLonghi which we’ve reviewed to share some interesting research and draw inspiration for to celebrate International Coffee day today 20 September.

Taking our obsession to extremes, the National Coffee Report,  reveals coffee is so integral to the Aussie way of life; it has even become the basis of social stereotyping. According to the report, the most common coffee, the Flat White, is consumed by ‘down-to-earth and laid back’ types, while Long Black drinkers are perceived to be ‘plain and boring’. Espresso-lovers must be doing something right with 1 in 5 seeing them as ‘successful’ meanwhile Australians have labelled Latte drinkers ‘high-maintenance’.

Victorians are the biggest coffee drinks, consuming 3-4 cups per day with 29% of Aussie drinks consuming 3-4 cups a day on average.

So it’s not just the coffee itself that matters but also how we make it and the tools we use.  Over a third (37%) prefer to make their coffee at home to ensure it’s made perfectly and it can cost as little as 28c per cup on average to make it home. This means that the tools and machines are also important in ensuring we get our favourite drink just how we like it.

Let’s celebrate International coffee day with some of our favourite coffee products and machines.

Make an Espresso Martini with MR BLACK 

Available in all good bottle shops, bars and Dan Murphy’s nationwide, this deliciously original, cold-drip coffee spirit has captured the attention of Australian coffee snobs and drinkers alike. Winner of the Gold Medal at the London International Wine & Spirits Competition and taking the title of World’s BEst Coffee Liqueur, MR BLACK is best enjoyed simply served over ice, but also the perfect ingredient for the ultimate Espresso Martini. We asked the team at MR BLACK to give us their recipe for the perfect Espresso Martini.

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First Press Coffee – Cold Drip Coffee

Who says you can’t have cold coffee? First Press Coffee is made by slowly dripping cold, filtered water through lightly roasted ground coffee for a period of ten hours using a cold drip system. The result is a full flavoured coffee that retains the unique flavours of each coffee bean without the acidic oils typically found in coffee extracted at higher temperatures. Each single origin has a unique flavour profile that comes to life with every sip. At First Press Coffee, the range includes a single shot 50ml ‘Little Kicker’ for quick and easy on the go coffee fix, and a larger 500ml ten shot share bottle to keep in the fridge when you need a coffee hit.

For more information visit http://firstpresscoffee.com 

DéLonghi Lattissima PRO EN 750.MB for Nespresso capsules 

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The newest machine that for Nespresso users, the Lattissima PRO EN 750.MB features patented Instant Frothing Device that automatically froths milk. Just like gaggia brera, this machine has an auto‘clean’ function that is integrated into the froth regulating knob. It also features a touch screen and the display provide a range of convenient programs and functionalities.  With a brushed aluminum casing, zamak elements, premium finishing, together with the white LED Illumination of the capsule container create the sophisticated look of the machine.

For more information visit http://www.delonghi.com/en-au/

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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