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Top 5 coffee trends

Coffee is an integral part of the modern work environment, whether it be in the office, warehouse, manufacturing, etc. Meetings and brainstorming sessions with a cup of your favorite caffeinated beverage are not only more enjoyable but also more productive.  

 

TOP Coffee Trends

For years, coffee has been the most popular soft drink across all continents. As “coffee lovers” always look for new ways to enjoy their favorite cup of coffee, coffee culture is changing and evolving. 

Do you know the top trends this year? 

 

1. Healthy Coffee 

People are increasingly interested in the products they consume. The origin, the way of growing or processing, fair trade certificates, the effects on the body and mental well-being... It's not surprising, then, that it's the same with coffee, one of the world's most popular beverages.  

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Coffee drinks, made from mushrooms, ground cocoa beans or with turmeric or matcha powder, have also found their fans. Healthy coffee alternatives are not only a taste experience, but also improve immunity and health and support the functioning of the metabolism. 

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Plant milks

In particular, alternatives to cow's milk to soften coffee drinks are modern and sought-after. Plant milks, which should rightly be called plant drinks, are popular because of their delicious taste and because they are easy to digest. At the same time, they contain a variety of minerals and vitamins that benefit your health:

  • almond milk – it is low in calories, contains natural vitamin E, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and is a great source of calcium, A and D vitamins. 
  • rice milk – it is the least allergic of all plant-based alternatives and has a naturally sweet taste.  
  • coconut milk – it is most suitable for people with nut allergies, and it is also suitable for cooking. 
  • soy milk – equal in protein to cow's milk, but with fewer calories. It is an excellent source of potassium, calcium and A, D and B-12 vitamins. 
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2. Premium instant coffee

Instant coffee, also called soluble coffee, is a standard beverage available in the home and many office kitchens. It is a convenient alternative, but not everyone is enthusiastic about its taste or aroma. We have great news! More and more producers are choosing quality coffee beans for their instant coffee and using the state-of-the-art and innovative methods they produce instant coffee that, once brewed, is indistinguishable from the coffee your barista prepares for you. 

3. Coffee from the Supermarket 

In 2022, so-called “ready to drink” coffee, i.e. coffee in a bottle, can or even in a tetra pack that you can drink immediately without further processing, is not new. It has long been part of the refrigerated shelves at grocery stores, convenience stores or gas stations. It enjoyed a boom mainly in pandemic years, and it seems it will continue to be popular for some more years to come. 

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Treat yourself to a break with tasty coffee and snacks

4. Flash-Chilled Coffee 

Do you know anyone who could resist a refreshing coffee drink on hot days? Iced coffee or cold brew is one of the most popular drinks in cafés during spring and summer seasons. But have you heard about the new 2022 trend – flash brew, or flash chilled coffee? 

Unlike the cold brew, where cold water is used to prepare the drink, for flash brew the coffee is poured over hot water and flash chilled. The result is a stronger and more aromatic drink, but just as refreshing as a cold brew. 

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Our tip: homemade iced coffee without unnecessary calories

You need cold coffee to taste. Brew the coffee according to the instructions and leave to cool. Scoop ice into a larger glass. Add cold coffee, a few drops of vanilla essence and if you like sweet coffee, a few drops of stevia or other sweetener of your preference. Vegetable milk, such as almond or rice milk, is recommended for softening effect.  

Or, get inspired by the recipe of our colleague Tomáš:  

 

5. Sustainability and Ecology 

Consumers are more and more critical these days. They care about people and our planet. They want to know where and how their coffee was grown, and who grows it. They are educated and well-travelled and have the opportunity to learn about the coffee culture in other countries. They are interested in how coffee producers treat their employees, whether they are offered fair working conditions and are paid fairly. Fair trade and various organic eco certificates are a must. This is why more and more companies establish long-term relationships with growers and support the local community. 

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