23 NOVEMBER 2015
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In case you think airport statistics can’t be fun, London City (LCY) found a neat spin to highlight its latest figures. And it’s not good news for tea drinkers.
The airport looked into the (soft) drinking habits of passengers and found more than 25,000 cups of coffee were sold in October, while the nation’s alleged favourite, tea, was well beaten.
It might be the autumn chill, but more than 800 coffees a day went down the hatch, with cappuccinos the best seller.
October was a significant month for LCY as it enjoyed its busiest week yet at 94,686 passengers. For the month as a whole, it welcomed 408,544. More than 25,770 coffees were sold, meaning one passenger in 15 grabbed a caffeine fix.
The total was made up of more than 4,600 cappuccinos, 3,789 lattes, and 2,364 Americanos – while tea accounted for just a fifth of total hot drink sales.
As a spokesperson pointed out: "One in 15 might not sound much but it works out at nearly 831 litres a day. That's around eight people’s water consumption in an entire year.” www.londoncityairport.co.uk
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Tony Hesketh-Gardener, England
"One in 15 might not sound much but it works out at nearly 831 litres a day. That's around eight people’s water consumption in an entire year.” Really? That is 0.62 of a pint or 0.28 of a litre each per day!!!!!