Every year, there seems to be more new and exciting trends emerging in the coffee world. From latte art to the flat white, there is always something different that follows in the coming year. Here are some of the trends that we see happening right now in 2015.
Cold brew coffee: This brewing method entails brewing coffee and then steeping it in cold water for up to 24 hours. The purpose of this is that it yields higher caffeine content and less acidity, resulting in a slightly sweeter taste. This brewing method is rapidly increasing in popularity, as we are seeing more and more of it as the demand increases. If you haven’t already tried it, give it a shot! To make your own cold brew, we recommend using the Espro French Press then letting your coffee chill overnight.
- Smaller cup sizes: People are beginning to learn how to appreciate their morning cup of coffee. They are more often opting away from the massive 32 ounce sizes offered at large coffee chains, and savoring a small amount of coffee or espresso slowly at their local coffee shop instead. As it turns out, less really is more!
- Home brewing at an all-time high: According to a Zagat 2015 Survey, over 43% of people said they brew their coffee at home instead of buying it at coffee shops. This number is up from around 40% who said they brewing coffee at home in 2014. As equipment and coffee-drinkers’ palates become more sophisticated, more people are becoming at-home baristas, brewing themselves and creating their own coffee philosophies. This is leading us to a more educated coffee community that we can all enjoy being a part of!
- Almond/coconut milk: Both of these milk alternatives have been around for a while, but they still haven’t been offered extensively in the coffee world. More coffee shops are now beginning to offer almond and coconut milk to cater to vegan or health-conscious coffee lovers, so that everyone can enjoy their coffee the way they like.
Appreciating the origin of the beans: Coffee enthusiasts and coffee beginners alike are now asking the question more and more, “Where did my coffee come from?” People are interested in the story behind their daily cup of coffee. They want to know where the beans originated from and how they got to their local coffee shop, which leads to a trend of people appreciating the story of their coffee more in 2015 than ever before.
We’re excited that these ideas are currently trending in 2015 and leading to more widespread knowledge in the coffee community!