As we welcome 2017 we look ahead to see what’s in store for this year in the world of coffee and beverages. Here are just a few key trends to be aware of:
• Global influence on drinks: Vietnamese-style Iced coffee (Cafe Sua Da), Matcha, Chai and Horchata are making their way into the drink scene.
• Espresso-based drinks continue to grow especially among millennial coffee drinkers. Millennials are more likely to order a cappuccino than filtered coffee.
• Quality, quality, quality! Coffee drinkers are becoming more discerning and are willing to spend more for higher quality coffee.
*Source: National Coffee Association 2016 report, Allegra 2017 Coffee trends report