Global Coffee Trends 2017
Cold-brew coffee will be the KING
Cold brew is the process of steeping coffee grounds in room-temperature or cool water for 12 hours or longer, to extract a bolder flavor from the beans which can replace traditional iced coffee. According to Washington Post, had replaced the sale of traditional cold coffee in US during the past two year. It saw cold brew sales exceed the previous year's iced coffee sales by as much as 70 percent.
Cold-brewed coffee is more commonly found in small cafe' in Hong Kong through the past 2 years, we expect cold-brew will be the new king brewing in Hong Kong's cafe's in 2017.
Growth of Specialty Coffee in Asian Markets
Smaller, independent coffee shops in Australia are enjoying the same boom as those in the UK, and Australians are increasingly ditching instant coffee for the fresh-ground stuff. This is also true in Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.
Origin does matter
Naturally, single-origin espressos are also able to offer superior traceability, as they are created at just one farm rather than many. They’re also a great opportunity for skilled baristas to demonstrate their prowess. That said, there are risks inherent here – as there is less margin for error when brewing the typical single-origin espresso than there is with a blend, and some customers will be unable to appreciate some of the less accessible, darker specimens.
For small cafes looking to get ahead of this particular trend, it’s sensible to get practicing and sourcing now – as the demand for high-quality single origin is sure to increase as time goes by.
According to the found of NCA, amount all the beans Gourmet had became the new black. “Between 2008 and 2016, past-day consumption of gourmet coffee beverages soared from 13 percent to 36 percent among 18-24-year-olds, and from 19 percent to 41 percent for those 25-39.” Common coffee just isn’t trendy enough anymore. Instead, coffee shops must step up to the plate (or mug) and create their own signature blends and trademark brews.
Print, Color, Print
With the rise of digital social platforms, people tend to look for visual impacts in through their lives. When there was 3D latte art, people are losing interest to traditional latte art and turned to more eye catching and visually wow coffee. There's trend sweeping Melbourne is worthy of note, and although it’s visually very striking it’s one that would make purists cry out in horror. Coming hot on the heels of ‘deconstructed coffee’ (which sees your favourite drink served in three separate glasses, respectively containing milk, water and espresso), we have ‘rainbow coffee’!
Other than that, don't forget we can also have printings coffee on coffee, and we noted there's a company in Singapore who is developing a mysterious 3D printer for coffee!
Coffee not only serves people's tongue but more importantly their Facebook and Instagram.