Most of the people consume caffeinated drinks regularly. Beyond any doubt, coffee and tea are the most popular ones. Again, many people consume both every day. There are numerous studies that compare the impacts of these beverages on our body and health in the long term. We are more interested in learning individuals’ opinions on the topic.
In another survey that we published, we asked our visitors their consumption behavior for these beverages. We started collecting data earlier this year on April 18, 2018. Participation in this survey is voluntary and we have reached an adequate sample size as of October 2018. We asked two simple questions on our “Would you prefer Coffee or Tea?” page:
- Do you consume more Coffee or Tea in your daily life?
- Are you planning to consume more Coffee or Tea when you are older?
Please note that visitors were given an option to leave either of the questions empty. In order to increase participation, we ran a social media campaign between 1 June 2018 and 30 June 2018. Participants of the campaign entered a lottery to win a $10 Amazon gift card. We also monitored the traffic of that page in order to ensure that there will be no selection bias in our sample.
Coffee vs tea
When the participants in the study were asked whether they consume more Coffee or Tea in their daily life, 48% of voters choose coffee, while 50% of them choose tea. This indicates that our sample is almost equally divided between coffee and tea drinkers. In our second question, we asked whether they plan to consume more Coffee or Tea when they are older. Here, only 38% of the voters stated that they are planning to drink coffee when they are older. On the other hand, 60% of the voters reported that they will drink tea.
One of the most interesting findings of the study might be the transition in coffee drinkers’ beverage preferences as they get older. It can be seen in the above graphic that almost 25% of the coffee drinkers are planning to start drinking tea as they get older. However, there is not much of a transition from tea to coffee. We are not sure if this change is due to the difference in caffeine levels in these beverages or the benefits they provide to our health. However, it is interesting to see there is a considerable change in people’s preferences as they get older.