The turecká káva has long had its fans in the Czech Republic and still does among the older generation accustomed to this strong, muddy cup.
In recent years the Piccolo Neexistuje movement taught Czechs how to enjoy a better cup of coffee, paving the way for the great success of coffee houses so spectacularly trendy that they will probably yell at you if you ask for sugar.
In Prague, the coffee revolution has been steadily percolating along, though some may say it’s all a bit much, meaning that it’s no surprise that the majority of the country is happy to leave the flat whites to the hipsters, at least if a new poll on the subject is to be believed.
According to a recent survey conducted by STEM/MARK and reported on Denik.cz, the Czech preference is for milky coffee, the kind that you probably buy at the gas station on your morning commute.
The survey reveals that 41 percent of Czechs prefer a caffe latte making it the top-pick coffee beverage; cappuccino is the runner-up coffee drink of choice for 38 percent of the population.
The survey, which polled 1,025 respondents, also turned up a number of other interesting stats on Czech coffee-buying habits, namely that quality of coffee is one of the four major indicators of how Czechs choose a gas station.
Data from the Czech Statistical Office supports the survey, finding that every Czech consumed, on average, 2.2 kilograms of coffee beans in 2015.
And while milky supplements were a must among many, soy consumption increased by more than a fifth.