In news that is normally relegated to science fiction and silly comics, one survey claims that the British people now prefer coffee over tea. The British people and tea go together like the French and croissants, Germans and beer, or Americans and obesity. So this is pretty surprising to hear.
The survey was conducted by Monin, a company that makes syrup for coffee, in anticipation of international coffee day (which is this Sunday). It found that 61 per cent of people in the UK prefer to drink coffee. Apparently the latte is the most popular coffee-based beverage, followed by cappuccinos, Americanos, mochas, and espressos.
When asked why they prefer coffee, 46 per cent they drank it for an early morning caffeine hit and 39 per cent needed a pick-me-up part way through the day. Apparently they don't realise that tea is caffeinated as well. There's not as much in a single cup, but it's still there. 65 per cent said they prefer the taste of coffee, though, so there's that.
It should be pointed out that this survey doesn't seem all that representative, since they only asked 1,500 people about their preferences. It's also paid for by a company that wants people drinking coffee with a dose of sugary gloop. That's enough to get the brain of an average conspiracy theorist blasting into overdrive.
Let's assume it's accurate though. You know what I have to say about this? Good. To hell with tradition, tea is vile.
Also, which genius decided International Coffee Day should be on a Sunday? Was Monday 2nd taken by something else? [Metro]