4 Coffee Trends To Look Out For
The history of coffee is rich and varied. It dates back to 15th century Arabia or according to some even earlier. This drink has come a long way, with more new trends popping up constantly. Here are 4 new trends to look out for.
Dalgona coffee, also known as whipped coffee, got popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. This concoction was intended as the DIY version of a chic café experience. It’s a combination of sugar, instant coffee powder, and hot water, whipped to a cream with added milk. It’s called “dalgona” because it resembles the traditional Korean toffee in color and taste. Ironically, it has no actual dalgona, which is a Korean candy made with melted sugar and baking soda.
Sustainable Coffee Beans
With consumers becoming more environmentally aware, sustainability is winning more ground every day. And with organic produce and cruelty-free meat becoming the norm, sustainably-grown coffee beans are the latest trend to hit the market. Expect to see an increased focus on the origin of your beans. You’ll often find labels like “bird-friendly,” “shade-grown,” and Fair Trade certifications, to name a few. Companies will likely be stressing their low carbon emissions as well.
Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
Iced coffee has been crushing its hot counterpart in terms of growth. It’s the trendiest type of coffee there is at the moment. Nitro coffee, a hip variation of the cold classic, is all the rage. It’s essentially a cold brew coffee shot through a pressurized valve filled with nitrogen gas. It’s doled out by a tap, much like beer, and comes with low acidity and a creamy texture.
In the past couple of decades, decaf has slowly risen in popularity. From a niche market to a best-selling alternative, it’s been an unexpected success story. But decaf drinkers often had to settle for flavorless options, with very few variations out there. However, consumers have become more conscious of caffeine intake. And as a result, a vast range of decaf options is now available from high-end suppliers.