“Eat a cup of coffee from the vending machine after eating. Without this, no customers will come.”
Mr. A, who ran a driver’s restaurant in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, said, “Sometimes, when the vending machine runs out of coffee mix, customers complain a lot.”
As such, mixed coffee has established itself as a unique coffee culture unique to Korea. In particular, drinking a cup of mixed coffee from a vending machine after a meal is a dessert culture that is really difficult to quit. But if you think about your body, it’s better to be patient. For those in their 50s and older, mixed coffee is considered the number one processed food that consumes sugar.
According to a survey on sugar intake through processed foods conducted by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the amount of sugar consumed by Koreans through processed foods was 34.6g (as of 2021), a decrease of about 6% from 2019.
What is interesting is the reason for the decline토토사이트. The main reason for the trend of carbonated beverages being replaced with carbonated water is the increased consumption of black coffee instead of mixed coffee.
During the same period, average daily sugar consumption through mixed coffee decreased from 13.8g to 12.6g, and black coffee increased from 82.4g to 88.5g. This means that as the number of people who drink mixed coffee has decreased, the sugar intake of the entire Korean population has also decreased.
In the past, mixed coffee could be easily found even in college districts. Drinking mixed coffee from the vending machine after eating at the student cafeteria has become a daily routine.
Mr. A, an office worker who spent his college days in the 2000s, said, “It was a time when mixed coffee was a dessert culture for both young and old.”
Mixed coffee is still a representative processed food that consumes sugar. In terms of sugar intake by type of beverage, carbonated beverages dominate and coffee is insignificant among those in their teens and twenties. This is because most of the coffee they enjoy is black coffee.
Among those in their 30s and 40s, carbonated drinks accounted for 41.5%, followed by coffee (mixed coffee) with 29.6%. If you are over 50, mixed coffee is overwhelmingly the most important.
Even if it is expanded to all processed foods other than beverages, sugar intake through mixed coffee greatly exceeds bread or sugar among those in their 50s or older.
It was found that 2 out of 3 people over 50 years of age drink ‘more than one cup of coffee per day’, and in particular, those over 65 years old drink more than twice as much mixed coffee as black coffee.An official from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said, “If you replace soda with carbonated water and drink a lot of black coffee instead of mixed coffee, sugar intake from beverages will decrease.” We will try to put it into practice,” he said.