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Instant coffee out of favour amongst under 25s

Young Brits more discerning than older generation


Cappuccino is one of the freshly brewed coffees favoured by under 25s.

Those aged under 25 are more discerning than older generations when it comes to their caffeine fix, according to new research by YouGov. 

Its survey found that young people are the biggest fans of fresh coffee – only 67% of people aged under 25 have drunk an instant coffee in the last month compared to 87% of people aged over 55.

Buying a coffee machine

When it comes to making fresh coffee, Which? tests show that the coffee machine is just as important as the beans – and you can find out the secrets of making the perfect cappuccino and espresso in our expert video guide.

Which? coffee machine expert Lisa Galliers says: ‘Coffee machines are a great kitchen gadget for fresh coffee-lovers, but it can be hard to know where to start when buying one.

‘Our video guide to choosing the best coffee machine will help you decide whether a bean-to-cup machine, traditional espresso machine or a capsule coffee machine, such as Nespresso, will work best for your tastes and needs.’

Which? coffee taste test

If you’re a keen coffee drinker and hanker after coffee shop quality at the touch of a button in your own kitchen, our tests show that the machine is just as important as the quality of the coffee you use.

Our coffee expert taster, Whittards head buyer Giles Hilton, can taste the difference between espressos made by different coffee machines using the same ground coffee.

Giles blind tastes espressos and cappuccinos from all the machines we test and gives his verdict on which machine give the best results. To find a Best Buy coffee machine to suit you check out our coffee machine reviews.

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