More than eight in every 10 people (84%) are drinking more coffee since the start the pandemic, with three-quarters of people (77%) having cut back on takeaway coffee and instead making theirs at home.
A Currys PC World survey also found cappuccino (29%) to be the most popular coffee to be made at home, followed by Americano (28%), latte (17%), white coffee (12%), flat white (6%), mocha and espresso (both 4%).
Some 57% of people have their coffee first thing in the morning to wake themselves up, with less than 1% drinking coffee at dinner time. 81% of people will drink their coffee all before 11am in the morning.
With the results of the survey in mind, Currys PC World, in association with Sage Appliances, has launched the Home Barista of the Year competition, seeking Ireland’s best, self-taught home barista.
Entrants need to show their passion for making home-brewed coffee and show off their skills in videos or photos uploaded to Instagram using he hashtag #HomeBaristaoftheYear before Thursday, September 30.
When entering, what bean, milk or style of coffee is completely up the you, the judges just want to hear about your favourite coffee drink. All levels of ability & skills can enter.
The winners will receive the ultimate home brewing set up with Sage® coffee machines, Currys PC World vouchers & yearly coffee subscriptions worth over €10,000 up for grabs.
‘At Currys PC World we have certainly seen a huge uptake in consumers buying coffee machines, or mid-way through the pandemic upgrading their coffee machine as they became more adventurous and experienced home baristas, so teaming up with Sage to run this competition made perfect sense to us,’ Currys PC World marketing director Pauline Browne said.
1st place: the Barista Touch Black Stainless Steel value €1,199, plus €1,500 Currys PC World vouchers
Runner up (x2): the Barista Pro (value €789), plus €1,000 Currys PC World vouchers
Latte art winner: the Bambino Plus (value €489), plus €500 Currys PC World vouchers
Blooper Winner: the Bambino Plus (value €489), plus €500 Currys PC World vouchers
Currys PC World will also provide a year’s subscription of Velo Coffee for each winner. If the winner of the competition already has a Sage machine, Currys PC World will trade or upgrade their machine with vouchers.Internet Explorer Channel Network