Lifestyle: The Coffee Addiction

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espresso martini
The two photos above are my own photographs, both taken today at different times, both consumed in attempt to wake up my tired self. A medium sized soya latte in the morning on my train journey from London to Manchester, and an Espresso Martini during a lunchtime meeting. The first one was to wake myself up after an award ceremony the night previous and feel a little more human to face the day. The second, well, it was a rather nice lunch time meeting at The Alchemist in Manchester’s Spinningfields, so why not just have a coffee flavoured cocktail to sit alongside my meal?

Basically, I join the majority of the nation with what we can call a coffee addiction. I can’t walk past a Starbucks without nipping in for a latte, and I’ll happily break into the £10 note in my wallet without double thinking. With this in mind, I wanted to share this fantastic coffee related infographic to my fellow coffee addicts out there which features some pretty shocking statistics. For example, I didn’t realise that Starbucks was officially the most expensive when it comes to coffee (it would be my favourite too!) and that our expensive habits is costing the nation £730 million each year. So I think it’s safe to say the coffee industry is booming!

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The statistics shown in the infographic really made me wise up to just how much I spend on that little disposable cup of caffeine to perk me up. But for me, it isn’t even the caffeine hit that does it for me – I genuinely love the taste of a milky latte and see it as my daily treat.

But do I really need this expensive daily treat? According to the above, I could be saving myself over £400 a year if I quit the habit….

Maybe I won’t go cold turkey just yet, but in the meantime, I could cut my takeout coffee consumption from five times a week to two times, and see how I get on. Wish me luck!

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