The reuse revolution is spreading a little slower than we’d like.
A new survey reveals that despite recent environmental campaigns and café-based incentives, the vast majority of coffee drinkers still rely on disposable takeaway cups.
According to research by DID Electrical, 65% of respondents in Ireland say they never use a reusable cup for takeaway coffees, and 16% only use one “sometimes”.
There’s good news regarding the next generation however; the survey revealed there is a greater tendency towards using a reusable cup among the younger demographic.
An impressive 40% of 18-44-year olds report using a reusable container, but that number drops to 28% for 44-55-year olds and drops again to 21% for over 55-year olds.
Mine’s an Americano…
The research shows we’re a nation of caffeine addicts, with 62% of Irish people drinking coffee, and most (63%) drinking at least two cups a day.
The Americano is the most popular order overall (33%), with milky options being most popular with the younger cohort and gradually becoming less popular with age.
According to the numbers, 18-24-year olds prefer a milky cappuccino to an americano, while coffee drinkers aged 25-34 place the cappuccino and americano neck and neck, with each drink getting 24% of the vote in that group.