According to the latest data from online coffee and food ordering app Skip, Sydneysiders are paying nine per cent less for a large coffee and seven percent less for a medium size, compared to their Melbournian counterparts. 

Skip crunched the numbers from more than 150,000 coffee orders across Victoria and New South Wales and found that keeping up the caffeine habit is not only more expensive in Melbourne, tastes and coffee craving days differ greatly with cappuccinos being the beverage of choice in Sydney compared to a strong latte for Melbournians.

The typical Melbournian is most likely to need a caffeine hit at 8am on Wednesdays, whereas Sydneysiders wait another day, opting for 8am on Thursdays. While they are most likely to order a coffee a day later, coffee-lovers in Sydney tend to request a stronger coffee than their southern neighbours. And the nation is sweeter than ever, with a significant rise in Australians adding one sugar to their beverage.

Skip General Manager, Bill Bizos, says: “It’s interesting to see how our coffee ordering habits differ between states, even down to the days and types of coffee we order. Despite these differences, there’s one thing Melbournians and Sydneysiders have in common – we all love a decent cup of coffee to see us through our day. We’ve seen orders through Skip increase by 50% in the last six months, showing that Australians are valuing the convenience of jumping the queue to get to their coffee fix sooner, with minimal hassle.”

Skip is a smartphone app that helps customers ‘skip the queue’ by ordering and pre-paying for coffee and food. People can order in advance and pick up at a pre-arranged time. Skip was developed in response to the trend for on-demand services for time-poor consumers.

Average coffee price

NSW

VIC

Small

$3.43

$3.72

Medium

$3.91

$4.19

Large

$4.13

$4.50

Small

$3.43

Medium

$3.91

Large

$4.13

Small

$3.72

Medium

$4.19

Large

$4.50

Most popular coffee choice

NSW

VIC

1

Cappucino

Cappucino

Latte

2

Flat white

Flat white

Flat white

Flat white

Flat white

3

Latte

Cappucino

4

Long black

Long black

5

Mocha

Mocha

6

Piccolo

Hot chocolate

7

Chai latte

Chai latte

8

Hot chocolate

Long macchiato

9

Short black

Magic

10

Short macchiato

Piccolo

1

Cappucino

Cappucino

2

Flat white

Flat white

Flat white

Flat white

3

Latte

4

Long black

5

Mocha

6

Piccolo

7

Chai latte

8

Hot chocolate

9

Short black

10

Short macchiato

1

Latte

2

Flat white

3

Cappucino

4

Long black

5

Mocha

6

Hot chocolate

7

Chai latte

8

Long macchiato

9

Magic

10

Piccolo