Looking back, 2018 was a fantastic year for us here at Bristol Twenty, going from strength to strength, introducing new formulas and products with great success.
We introduced you to two fantastic new decaf blends, celebrated the launch of our Roy Ireland 21TEN memorial blend, and helped many coffee lovers up and down the country with their coffee fix during festival season. So as we move into 2019, we take a look at what next year has to offer, and what tea and coffee trends we expect to be seeing more of.
With health consciousness on the rise, this healthy brew is sure to be a top trend in 2019. Made from the normally unused part of the coffee fruit, these red slightly sweet coffee cherries, have become a massively popular superfood.
Supposedly containing more iron per gram than spinach, more fiber per gram than whole-grain flour, more antioxidants per gram than a pomegranate, and more protein per gram than kale, it’s no surprise that cascara is gaining popularity from some of the world’s leading coffee chains, even Starbucks have launched a limited-time cascara latte this year!
PLANT BASED MILK
Plant based milk sales have risen by 30% since 2015. This trend is predicted to rise even further in 2019, as consumers are increasingly looking for for lactose-free, dairy-free and plant-based food products as lifestyle choices, instead of regarding them as purely for those with a milk allergy or lactose intolerance.
Almond milk is among the most popular choice in this sector. Despite almonds themselves being high in calories, commercial almond milk is relatively low in calories compared to cow’s milk. It is also nutrient dense, providing lots of nutrients relative to its calorie content.
COFFEE BLOSSOM TEA
Similar to Cascara tea, coffee blossom tea is another coffee plant brew that we will see more of in 2019. The process begins after a coffee harvest when there’s normally a period of dry weather, during this time the coffee plant gets a little stressed at the lack of water. Then the rainy season comes which sparks the coffee plant into creating little blossom flowers, which have one of the most amazing and powerful scents.
This brew is extremely sustainable, a produces a taste that is delicate, sweet and mild with hints of honey, jasmine and dried plums.
COLD NITRO BREW
This coffee trend has been around for years, but we expect it to nudge its way into the mainstream for 2019. This coffee is cold brewed, put in a keg, and then infused with nitrogen, before being sold on draught in coffee shops, or from cans in grocery stores.
As well as a thicker, creamier texture, the drink also has a cascading effect when poured, making it look rather magical, which is all down to the fact that nitrogen doesn’t dissolve well in water.
Today many millennials are choosing decaf, in search of a healthier lifestyle, with clean eating and wholesome living. Roughly ageing from 20 to 37, millennials are the highest consumers of decaf coffee. However we expect this trend to be adopted by the wider population, as the swiss water process has allowed for some great tasting decaf blends to be brought to market.
in 2018 we launched two new decaf coffee blends at Bristol Twenty, check them out in our online shop.
Organic, fair trade and rainforest alliance coffee is set to come back into focus as consumers become more aware of their environmental impact. Sustainability covers a multitude of areas, food waste, organic coffee sourcing, environmentally friendly packages and an increased effort of businesses to use all parts of the coffee cherry.
Here at Bristol Twenty we work hard to do our bit for the environment, ensuring we are as sustainable as possible while still producing coffee that taste great!
NATURAL FLAVOURED HONEY
While syrups have been a big for flavouring your coffee in recent years, in 2019 we expect to see a switch to natural flavoured honeys.
Honey is a natural ingredient that not only sweetens your favourite brew, but offers a diverse variety of flavours, all while being packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Expect to see flavours such as vanilla, caramel, hazelnut and gingerbread, however choosing the right honey to compliment your coffee blend can be difficult, so it may be a case of trial and error.
The fight against plastic is more advanced than ever, as many businesses are putting plans in place to become more planet friendly.
Sadly there is a long way to go, as there is still a predicted 12.7 million tonnes of plastic being dumped into the ocean each year. Here at Bristol Twenty we are slightly ahead of the curve, and have been producing compostable packaging for many years. However, we don’t stop there, explore just how we are being as environmentally friendly as possible in our blog.
Beetroot powder became increasingly popular during 2018, with it appearing in coffees and hot chocolates, offering a deeper, earthy flavour that compliments both coffee and dark chocolate with the added bonus of turning beverages a beautiful purple hue.
This popular super powder, along with matcha and turmeric, is set to rise in popularity even further in 2019. With their anti-inflammatories, antioxidants and metabolism boosting properties, it’s no wonder more and more are opting to incorporate these super powders into their diet.
These are just a few of the trends we’re most looking forward to in 2019 – What are you looking forward to trying?
If you have any questions, queries or comments about the trends and how Bristol Twenty can help you offer these, we love to chat! Please call us on 0843 557 4669 or if email is more your thing, we can be reached on email@example.com
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