Mushroom Infused Products
Ever since appearing in smoothies made by health guru Gwyneth Paltrow back in 2016, mushroom infused products have been rising in popularity ever since. Traditionally mushrooms have been used as a dietary supplement to support wellness, different varieties of mushrooms used for this include reishi, chaga, cordyceps and lion’s mane. Similar to beetroot, adding mushrooms creates a bold, earthy richness to bottled cold drinks, tea, coffee and smoothies.
Following on from the savoury richness mushrooms bring to beverages, through 2018 we will increasingly see savoury menu items being paired with short, sharp shots of espresso. Think salty, bacon wrapped scallops served alongside a shot of dark, chilled espresso.
We will also see a further rise in coffee grounds being used to further enhance rich, savoury dishes, such as fillet of beef wrapped and cooked in coffee grounds imparting a dark serendipity of flavours.