2017 Coffee Trends
by: Mark Bentham on
2017 Coffee Trends
From Plantation to Cup
The humble coffee bean travels the long journey from grower to
2017 will continue to be a growth year for specialty coffee and all the players will become more spotlit as the consumer seek more information about their
With this demand for information, all in the chain of creation to service will keep the up flow of information channeling through the supply line.
Consumers will continue to demand awesome coffee as they move away from the mainstream commercial coffees into the specialty coffee area of boutique roasteries and smaller coffee houses. Coffee is now their hobby and passion.
Growth of portable coffee makers –
Consumers are obsessed with the extraction of their coffee.
In a mobile world, consumers are demanding to have awesome coffee everywhere they go. They have set a new standard. They need good coffee at home, at work, while traveling, on holidays, even camping.
Portable personal devices such as Aeropress and Mini Espresso machines will
This niche market will continue to grow in popularity not only in café’s but in
Resurgence and development of Coffee Cocktails offerings.
In the On-Premise and Ready to Drink (RTD’s) take away market, the coffee martini will spin off many awesome coffee cocktails this year. Combined with the Cold Brew element, this will be a huge new wave in the coffee and cocktail market in bars and cafes.
New and increasing demand for organic coffee that is not compromised in
Cafés will continue trade and grow their businesses organically, however, they will need to offer more to their customers who now have a wide range to choose from. They need to ensure they think deeply about all elements to remain competitive – location, decor, theme, service as well as an awesome offering and selection of specialty coffee.
They will be considering and
The cafes will need to provide a complete visual, sensory, service and information experience.
It will be all about
Has worked in the hospitality industry all his life, and is the passionate owner of specialty coffee roaster Kimberley Coffee Company.
He is also an Industry Consultant at Inspire Consult
You can read more about the coffee industry on his blog