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When do you have your first cup of coffee? On average Brits first brew up at 9:01

by Northern Life

The average Brit will guzzle down 676 cups of coffee a year, a study has found.

Research into the nation’s coffee-drinking habits has revealed the extent of the nation’s caffeine craving with the average adult sipping from 10 cups of instant coffee a week.

A further three hot drinks will be bought from a cafe or coffee shop.

But this will see the average Brit part with £303 a year on the caffeinated treat.

It also emerged Newcastle, Belfast and Southampton are home to the biggest coffee fans.

Leanne Beswick, coffee machine expert for The Online Electricals Store, which commissioned the research, said, “We all love that first sip of coffee in the morning, which is why making proper coffee at home is more popular than ever.

“Not only does making coffee on your own machine save you money but technology now means that your home brewed cup can rival your local coffee shops.

“Plus, you don’t have to queue.”

The study of 2,000 adults found a latte is the cuppa of choice for 23 per cent of those polled, while one in five prefer a cappuccino.

The mighty flat white is the preferred java for one in seven Brits, and one in five will go for an Americano.

Those aged 45 to 54 are most likely to be partial to a latte, while younger coffee connoisseurs favour a cappuccino.

Researchers also revealed 42 per cent of Brits feel they haven’t truly woken up to the day ahead until they’ve had their first cup of coffee.

And most will be sitting down to that hit of energy at 9.01am.

But one in six Brits think they are funnier and wittier when they are fuelled up on coffee, and 31 per cent think they are able to work harder.

Almost one in 10 would even describe themselves as ‘coffee addicts’, and more than a third wouldn’t trust someone else to make them a hot drink just in case they don’t get it exactly how they like it.

Two thirds of Brits enjoy the taste of coffee as well as its caffeine kick, with 43 per cent seeking out the aromatic flavour in coffee cake, and one in four love coffee ice cream.

It also emerged 36 per cent of conscientious Brits polled, via, have invested in a reusable cup which they take on the go with them to cut down on wasted cups.

Two in five say they mostly remember to bring their ‘keep cup’ along with them when they are on the move.

And 63 per cent admit they worry about the impact disposable coffee cups are having on the environment.

Thirty-nine per cent also have their own coffee machine brewing away at home, and of those who don’t, a third have plans to own one in the future.

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