Although the majority of respondents agreed that they prefer ESAM3300-made espresso with their cookies on Christmas eve, 20% responded they would consider drinking it at room temperature. In addition, slightly less than 10% indicated they would even drink it cold. Not surprisingly, those ESAM3300 users whose espresso makers are within 10 feet of their "Santa setups" (60%) state they will leave out an empty cup and let Santa brew his own.
"Fresh hot tasty espresso is always a treat for coffee lovers, especially during the holiday season," said Chaz Smith, owner and Marketing Director of his espresso machine based website at http://delonghimagnificaz.com. "Many espresso drinkers feel so strongly about it that they are willing to buck tradition and drop milk for espresso, even in their once a year setups for Santa."
While 25% of respondents won't be setting out anything for Santa this year, 82% of those said if they did, their setups would be espresso-based. Overall, 95% stated they would be consuming either espresso, cappuccino, or lattes during the holidays.
As seen in the survey results, espresso drinking is on the rise during the holiday season. Milk and cookies will continue to be set out for Santa on Christmas eve, but in growing numbers of cases, the milk will give way to espresso.
Charles "Chaz" Smith started his espresso-related website (delonghimagnificaz.com)