Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. The coffee industry is growing, earning a lot of revenue in different countries. With this growing industry, people would like to experiment with the different trends that are arising in the industry. Here are a few different coffee trends to look out for in 2018.
1. Coffee for the younger generation
The largest consumers of coffee are said to be millennials (13-18-year-olds). The coffee industry is coming up with ways to make coffee appealing to the younger consumers as the black coffee is not palatable to them. Major coffee shops like the Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts are offering a wide variety of sweet coffee drinks, which include the coffee shakes that are very appealing to the young generation. The presentation is also important in addition to the taste of the coffee. The younger generations are attracted to drinking coffee out of the café au lait bowls which have different decorations on the outside.
2. Nitro coffee
Nitro coffee is one of the specialty drinks being offered by the many coffee shops. It involves the infusion of coffee with nitrogen gas. This results in a rich, creamy texture and carbonation similar to that of porters and stouts. Nitro coffee is usually served from a tap. However, with increased demand, many producers are packaging it into cans that are portable and you can find it at grocery stores or at the gas station.
3. Cold brew coffee
Cold brew coffee is not the same as iced coffee. As opposed to pouring cold ice over hot brewed coffee, cold brew coffee is made by brewing the coffee in cold water. This beverage is preferred by most consumers due to its low acidity levels and is smoother. It is also beneficial to the sops making it as they produce it in large batches with minimum effort.
4. Mushroom coffee
Mushrooms are the next superfoods that make an appearance in your coffee in 2018. It is nutrient rich and this is what most consumers are looking for. Mushroom coffees are made by the infusion of mushroom into the coffee. This fungi-based drink is said to have health benefits as it less acidic and has lower caffeine levels compared to other types of coffee. This drink is being hailed as the next superfood.
5. Improved coffee makers
With the advancement in technology, new machines are being introduced that make the coffee business easier. Some of these machines include the WI-FI enabled coffee makers which enable you to issue commands to the coffee makers with the help of smartphones that are fully integrated. It also allows you to set and save what you prefer. New, better espresso machines are being introduced into the market.
These trends are constantly evolving and they are the things that make the coffee industry to grow. As a coffee shop owner, it is important to learn new trends and to stay ahead of all the trends to ensure that your customers are satisfied.