Coffee is seen as the pick-up needed to get going every morning. There are a staggering 70 million coffee-based beverages consumed every year. Coffee remains just as popular as ever, due to the fact that it changes and embraces current consumer trends. Below we explore six coffee trends for you to embrace this year.
Cold brew coffee - Cold brew coffee has been around for a long time, but this year will see a huge rise in its popularity. Cold brew is achieved by steeping the beans in cold water for up to 24 hours. What this produces is a coffee that is less bitter and acidic. It's also much sweeter than typically brewed coffee. This type of coffee is also the preferred choice in coffee cocktails due to its sweetness.
Mushroom infused coffee -This is a speciality coffee that is made by introducing powdered mushrooms into a regular coffee. However, you need to know what type of mushrooms you can add. Typically it is those of the chaga, reishi and cordyceps. It is sold as a whole food coffee that will help to energise you and which has added health benefits. It just won't be for everyone.
Glitter coffee - Glitter coffee is perfect to drink at any celebration, or while sat in a nighttime coffee bar. This drink is simply fun and adds sparkle to any regular coffee. The coffee is sprinkled with edible glitter that is available in a range of different colours.
Nitro coffee - If you love frothy and bubbly drinks, then you'll love nitro coffee. This is cold brew coffee that is then infused with nitrogen gas. What you get is a cold coffee drink, similar in appearance to that of a craft beer. Many also believe that the nitro coffee tastes stronger than cold brew because it is fizzy. This is a trend that is incredibly popular with millennials.
Coffee cocktail - The coffee-based cocktail will be even bigger this year as more people embrace this fun and imaginative social drink. The espresso martini works so well because coffee is seen as a social and relaxing drink, while the martini adds that fun factor.
Super coffee - Super coffee is a relatively new style of coffee that markets itself as being healthy. Basically, this is any type of regular coffee that has been made with the addition of oats, protein powder, bananas or even chia seeds. It's coffee and it's healthy.
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