Hold the flat white!
The pace of innovation in Coffee continues. Britons spent £7.9bn in coffee shops this year, with sales across the market 10 per cent higher than last year. The number of coffee shops broke past 20,000 in 2015 and as competition increases, operators have had to innovate.
Move over flat white, new trends are cropping up all over London…
As summer arrives cold served coffees are certainly on the agenda, something else new can be seen in the Grind chain of bars which infuse Nitrogen in with their coffee making it have an unusually silky, creamy, Guinness-like texture even when served black.
Cascara or coffee cherry tea is made from the dried skins of coffee cherries. Although it comes from the coffee plant, the drink doesn’t taste anything like coffee. Cascara is often described as having a sweet, fruity taste with notes of rose hip, hibiscus, cherry, red current & mango. First they mixed a croissant and a doughnut now Coffeejuice is coming, a mixture of coffee, juice and cane sugar could soon be hitting the shelves of a cafe near you. With enough caffeine as a shot of espresso it will be geared towards consumers with a sweet tooth.
Turmeric Latte is coming to the masses – Heated milk infused with turmeric and honey has long been sipped in South Asian cultures. The new trendy superfood turmeric is turning heads, this warming and subtly spiced ‘golden milk’ is proving a hit in coffee shops.
Something that could be hitting these shores soon is the rainbow food craze sweeping the online world; we’ve seen rainbow bagels, rainbow toasties and rainbow cakes. Now it’s the coffee cup that’s gone all colourful. Firstly the milk is steamed, then food colouring is added and then the barista pours over the espresso creating wonderful colourful looking cups of Joe!
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