In the fast-paced world that we’re living in today, coffee has become somewhat of a necessity. It is a lifeline for many us trying to make it through manic days. As an industry, an estimated 730 billion cups are consumed every year and a value of $20 billion.
As the industry has grown so have coffee trends. They have evolved over the years, starting in 1773 with the Boston Tea Party. This is where American colonists protested tea tax laws by drinking and brewing their own coffee instead. Since then, many new trends have emerged.
Whether it’s unique brewing methods, funky flavours, coffee shop trends, or specialty blends, Nespresso have identified some of the current trends in the coffee industry:
Coffee and health
The trend towards a healthier lifestyle has extended to coffee. Many coffee shops add healthy alternatives to their menus, such as maca lattes, mushroom coffee, or the addition of collagen creamer.
Coffee consumers have become increasingly aware of the need for sustainability in their coffee drinking routine. So you can expect a rise in trends like reusable cups and straws. Nespresso capsules are a prime example of this, with capsules now being made from 80% recycled aluminum.
Quality decaf blends
In the past, foregoing caffeine in your coffee would mean having to accept subpar blends. Now, you don’t have to worry about the decaffeination process eliminating the potent flavours of the coffee.
Dalgona whipped coffee
The Dalgona whipped coffee is the latest trend to take the internet by storm. With origins in South Korea, this frothy beverage is created by whipping together instant coffee, sugar, and water to make a toffee-coloured foam. The foam is then spooned over milk and enjoyed hot or cold.