According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), the percentage of Americans drinking coffee every day has risen from 57% to 62% over the past year.
We must admit that this figure is staggering.
Due to the rapid popularity of coffee, the coffee industry is continuously creating new coffee drinks that will appeal to a wide range of demographics.
Coffee trends vary from year to year. Some of the trends remain longer, some disappear immediately, but one thing is clear, people want to try new trends.
As a reminder, in 2017, the most famous coffee trend was glitter cappuccino. In 2018, the coffee trend after which virtually everyone was crazy, was the famous spiced coffee.
So if you’re into your coffee, we made a list of 2020 coffee trends based on surveys and experts.
True coffee lovers know what it means the term – Cold Brew. The cold-brew approach allows additional ingredients like spices to form the base of the coffee, which can produce a broad range of different and exciting flavors that are much more pronounced and delicate than you would typically get when pouring sweetened syrup into the finished product.
Cold brew is done by infusing coffee with cold water for long hours to reduce its bitterness and acidity. It is not the same with an iced coffee that is somewhat bitter to the taste. Cold brewing creates a smoother flavor compared to regular coffee thanks to its greater oxidization. The process of cold brewing does not expose coffee to heat. Instead, it uses the time to extract the caffeine, sugar, and oil of coffee that can reach up to 24 hours. The cold water utilizes a lower extraction rate, which produces a natural sweetness and aromatic flavor. Compared to some other brewing methods, cold brew is a much sweeter version.
According to Food52, the optimal cold brew coffee ratio is 3/4 cup coarsely ground coffee to every four cups of cold water.
Cascara is the dried fruit of the cherry itself. It lends delicious, subtle notes of dark brown sugar and sweet maple.
Cascaras are the red coffee cherries of the coffee fruit. These red fruits are now hitting the coffee industry by storm. There are cascara flour and teas, which made a lot of health consumers happy.
While the cascaras are often thrown in the trash can, people now can see their benefits. Cascaras are rich in fiber, iron, protein, and antioxidants. It is no surprise that many leading coffee chains in the world serve cascara to their customers.
For the popularity of the cascara, we do not need to talk much, and it is enough to say that Starbucks combines espresso with steamed milk and cascara syrup, topped with a colored foam.
Nitro cold brew coffee
Nitro cold brew coffee, commonly referred to as “NCB,” is cold brew coffee charged with nitrogen to give it a rich, creamy head, similar to nitro draft beer like Guinness.
The drink is served unsweetened to highlight the flavor the cold brewing process brings out in the coffee. If you want to amp up the sweetness, ask for Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream. It will be topped with a float of house-made vanilla sweet cream resulting in a subtly-sweet cascade of velvety coffee.
The drink tastes creamy and fizzy – some say it has the mouthfeel of a Guinness beer (minus the alcohol taste, of course). Cold brew is smoother and less acidic and bitter than traditional iced coffee, and it’s a little more caffeinated.
There are a few options for cold coffee: iced coffee, cold brew, nitro cold brew, and iced americanos. All are vegan and can get any syrup or milk that you desire.
In the end, do not forget that you should know when to drink coffee, and when to avoid it. These are our bits of advice for you:
– Coffees with various additives contain lots of calories and add centimeters to your figure. So choose a black coffee without sugar for minimum calorie intake.
– Coffee increases the number of heart rate. It will not get you sick, but if you already have high blood pressure, avoid drinking coffee because it is very harmful then.
– Caffeine also inhibits calcium absorption, so if you overcome it, can lead to a weakening of the bones.
– Coffee stimulates the work of the intestine and can, therefore, make you go to the toilet more frequently. But it also means that the food you consume along with coffee has less time to absorb into the intestines. So avoid coffee in combination with food, especially that rich in iron because it is slowly absorbed anyway.
– Coffee does not affect your teeth negatively, but if you drink five to six cups a day, then you can slightly darken your teeth.