Are you a coffee lover? If you are, then you might want to book a flight to Australia the next time you travel. Just recently, a major Australian city has been voted as having the best coffee in the world. So if you want to have a cup of the best-tasting coffee in the globe, you know where your next destination should be.
In a survey conducted by travel website Booking.com, Melbourne has emerged as having the best coffee in the world. According to the poll, which involved more than 1,000 users from different parts of the globe, the Australian city was well and truly on top when it comes to coffee. Melbourne has beaten Rome (Italy) and Vienna (Austria), European cities that are widely known for their posh and elegant coffee shops.
Jos Turner, a barista at Brother Baba Budan cafe, said perhaps one of the reasons why globetrotters love Melbourne coffee is because local baristas take pride in their craft. They take the time and do their best to concoct great tasting beverages, which is something that is definitely appreciated by diners and tourists. “The tourists love Melbourne because our coffee and cafe culture is a part of our lives and is a very unique thing to Melbourne,” he said.
Mr Turner also attributed Melbourne’s success to a great community of coffee roasters in the city. “There are many great specialty roasters in Melbourne that consistently strive for excellence and keep pushing us all to be the best we can be and there’s a great sense of community here that can’t be found in many other places around the world,” he was quoted as saying.
In the Booking.com survey, Melbourne received the votes of 301 people. Vienna followed in second place with 187 endorsements. Rome and Lviv in Ukraine followed in third and fourth places, with 116 and 86 votes, respectively. Sydney, on the other hand, landed on 16th place after receiving only 20 endorsements for coffee.
Whether it is served hot or cold, there is no doubt that coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. The Netherlands, meanwhile, is the biggest consumer of coffee, with an annual per capita consumption of 2.414 cups a day, followed by Finland (1.357) and Sweden (1.237). Denmark was in fourth place with an average of 1.231 cups a day, while Germany was in fifth place with an average of 1.201 cups per day.