Raise your hand if you can’t get through the day without a cup of coffee. If all the coffee drinkers in the world united, we’d have enough people to form several countries!
Why is coffee so popular? The way the world is today with its fast and demanding pace, we always need to be energetic if we want to get ahead. Coffee not only provides us with that energy, but it also helps to keep us healthier.
While the habit of drinking coffee will never go away, coffee trends do come and go. There are a couple of advantages to knowing what’s ‘in’ this year. For instance, it could be that a healthier brew has become quite popular which could be beneficial if you’re trying to have a better lifestyle. Similarly, if you own a café then it’s great for business to know what your customers prefer currently beside the regular americano, espresso or cortado.
So, without further ado, here are the top 7 coffee trends:
Cold brew isn’t something new at this point but it’s always ‘trending’, and for good reason. Because this type of coffee is brewed in cold temperatures, much of the bitter-tasting oils are extracted from the beans.
The result is a cup of coffee that tastes less bitter, less acidic and more full-bodied. So, if you always wanted to switch to plain black coffee but without the bitterness, switching to the naturally-sweeter cold brew is the answer!
This is a type of iced coffee which is mixed with nitrogen gas. This makes the drink rather bubbly like a soda. In addition, this brew is also sweeter than regular iced coffee and there’s a foamy texture which is sure to delight a lot of people. Some manufacturers now sell these in cans for convenience.
This brew of exotic, specialty coffee is now very popular among the health-conscious crowd. Cascara is actually the extracted skin of coffee beans. After removal, they are dried in the sun before being shipped. Coffee made from cascara is very rich in protein, fiber, iron, and antioxidants.
So not only does it provide you with energy, it has the potential to help you fight off a variety of health problems. In addition, it is naturally sweeter than regular coffee, hence it may help to control sugar additions.
However, the caffeine content is lower in cascara than most other brews.
People are starting to become more concerned about their health and it’s seeping into their coffee habits as well. That’s why mushroom coffee has grown in popularity. Mushrooms, as you may know, provide so many health benefits:
These are only a few examples of how mushrooms contribute to our well-being. Hence it is no wonder that this wonderful ingredient has made its way into our coffee as well.
While this way of brewing coffee originally made its debut in the 1940s, Chemex is recently becoming very popular among coffee addicts.
Chemex actually refers to the apparatus used to brew the coffee, which is an hourglass-shaped coffee maker made of non-porous borosilicate glass.
There’s also a collar and tie made of wood that acts as a heat-resistant ‘handle’ for the brewer. A special filter paper is used when pouring the coffee, which gives it a flavor that is strong but simultaneously less bitter and acidic.
While older generations are moving towards healthier lifestyles, ‘sweet tooth’ still prevails with the younger ones. Hence, coffee brews like the Frappuccino with lots of sugar and cream are still quite popular.
Earlier, only the commercial chains seemed to offer things like coffee shakes but now smaller local cafés and breweries are following their example as well.
Who doesn’t like carbonated drinks? Similar to Nitro Coffee, bubbly brews combine our love for caffeine and fizzy drinks in one delightful sweet package.
Coffee is something that most of us can’t live without. It’s an instant solution to the problem of not having enough energy or being grumpy. It helps us deal with busy work days, stern bosses and other frustrations that we encounter daily.
You’ll notice that most trends in this list are geared towards the health-conscious crowd. Hence, if you’ve been wanting to lose some weight or just improve your health in general, then this list should serve you well.