Most coffee-drinking Americans say iced coffee season is year-round: study
Iced is just nice.
In honor of International Coffee Day on Tuesday, Mr. Coffee and OnePoll partnered to survey 2,000 coffee drinkers in the U.S. on their go-to coffee choices during the coronavirus pandemic, news agency South West News Service (SWNS) reports.
With millions sticking closer to home during quarantine, it’s no surprise that 49% percent of respondents feel they’ve become bona-fide at-home baristas, or “quaristas.”
In other buzzy stats, 57% said they’ve coined a new coffee-making trick during the ongoing outbreak, with 18% learning how to make iced coffee.
Some coffee connoisseurs think that preparing a chilly cup is no easy feat, however; 38% said that iced java is harder to prepare at home than hot coffee.
Likewise, the same number of coffee critics (38%) reported that the homemade iced coffee leaves a bad taste in their mouth when it’s too watered down, while 21% even declared that it’s too hard to make iced coffee at home altogether.
What’s more, 63% percent of those polled believe that iced coffee should be celebrated – and drank – year-round, as opposed to only during warmer weather.
“While iced coffee seems simple, it’s not as easy to perfect at-home as you might think,” Justin Crout, director of marketing and brand lead for Mr. Coffee, told SWNS. “It can be tricky to get the proportions right and to the right temperature without it tasting watered down — a problem most at-home baristas run into. It’s important to get a machine that takes all of that into account so you can step up your iced coffee-making skills at home.”
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