Java Journeys - Australia's Coffee Culture Evolution

Java Journeys - Australia's Coffee Culture Evolution

Australia's coffee culture is intensifying with the emergence of highly specialized cafes and an increase in home baristas. Last year, Australians spent over $10 billion in cafes, with a significant shift towards black coffee, now accounting for 25% of sales at places like Single O. The trend also includes coffee cocktails, with cafes like Sydney's Sammy Junior blending the worlds of barista and bartender. Amidst price stabilizations, premium iced coffees may still see a rise in cost. Environmentally conscious practices are also on the rise, with cafes adopting reusable cups, compostable packaging, and recycling coffee grounds through services like Reground. Convenience meets specialty with the rise of portable coffee products, and equipment sales for home brewing have surged, indicating a growth in home barista enthusiasm. High-end coffee grinders are becoming increasingly popular, even at price points around $2,500, as coffee enthusiasts seek the perfect home brew.

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