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2021 Coffee Trends

Coffee trends are developing all of the time, every year there is always something new happening in the coffee industry.

Nothing gets us more excited than that first cup of coffee in the morning. With 2020 behind us and a renewed sense of optimism, there’s a lot to look forward to in the world of coffee in 2021.

Here are some things to look forward to this year in the coffee industry.


Buttered Coffee (Keto Coffee)

Simply add a tablespoon of butter to your coffee to enhance its flavor profile which allegedly provides a steady, long-lasting energy hit without a blood sugar crash. In theory, the fat in the butter slows down your metabolism, which means the caffeine in the coffee is absorbed at a much slower rate therefore providing a longer lasting energy boost.


Specialty Coffee Drinks

Specialty coffee-based drinks will continue to be a growing trend in the coffee industry in 2021. The industry is expanding their offering with an even increasing variety of coffee drinks and flavored beverages for an ever-evolving coffee-drinking audience.


Coffee Subscriptions

With customers brewing craft cups of coffee at home in the face of COVID-19, coffee subscription boxes have really increased in popularity. As a result, more people are actively searching for variety as they seek to expand their palate and the choices available to them and find they're particular favorites. One of the biggest benefits of a coffee subscription is convenience; they’re delivered direct to your door in letterbox friendly packaging and can be set up on a monthly recurring basis. This also turns out to be an awesome gift idea for everyone.

 
Sustainability

Sustainability will play an ever-increasing role in the coffee market, especially as we begin to move past the impact of COVID-19.The pandemic has raised a significant awareness among many of us as to the origin of our food and drink. That holds true for coffee too, we want to know where the coffee we drink comes from, how it’s grown, how it’s harvested, if the growers are paid a fair price, and if the whole process is ethical.


Canned and Bottled Coffee

Canned and bottled coffees are becoming a staple in the grab and go sector, especially as there’s no additional cost to retailers to include them in fridges and vending machines.


Healthy Coffee

Some café and coffee shop owners include healthy trends in their coffee menus. These additions to the menu include mocha lattes, mushroom coffee, and coffee containing collagen creamers. As the number one beverage, coffee goes beyond just giving an energy boost for the day. It also covers immunity development, speeds up metabolism, and addresses gut health.


Coffee Tourism

Us coffee drinkers will be once more seeking out authentic experiences in unique coffee growing and harvesting settings around the world, very much like the field-to-fork movement, alongside that people are also seeking out educational coffee experiences centered around their coffee shop or their coffee supplier.


Plant Based Milks and Creamers

Plant-based milks are becoming ever more popular as a replacement for milk in coffee. It’s a coffee trend that will only continue to grow over the next decade.


Consumers are constantly seeking improvements in almost anything they buy, especially when it comes to their food and beverage choices. We’re a generation that seeks quality, even in leisure and recreation. Therefore, even in our coffee tastes and choices, we want innovations that keep us on our toes for coffee time. 

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