The subconscious thought of getting filled with caffeine gets some people out of bed in the morning and keeps them excited about a new day. The most potent caffeine boost for people is coffee, that is why the coffee shop looks like a cinema queue on a daily basis.
Since coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, it is only natural that people have preferences about how they like their coffee. Whether you are a Turkish coffee drinker or you have a thing for French press pro, Keurig, or a pour-over beverage, be rest assured that you will always have varied options of taking your coffee as new ones continue to gain popularity among coffee drinkers. It would surprise you that your local coffee shop has a fresh addition on its menu every month because people are getting inventive on how they want their coffee served.
So, next time you go to your local coffee shop, check out some of these coffee trends detailed below, if you find them on the menu.
Dalgona or Whipped Coffee
Dalgona or whipped coffee joined the list of coffee trends when it went viral in 2020. The Dalgona coffee has a unique texture and sweet flavor that keeps your tastebuds engaged when you have a cup or two. The equal parts of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water come together to make dalgona coffee when you measure similar proportions to these ingredients.
Some coffee drinkers have resorted to using electric mixers to make the process easier because it takes between two minutes to five minutes to create the right consistency of a light and whipped coffee, similar to dense whipped cream.
This coffee is best served over milk, sometimes with ice. Dalgona lovers or cafes add some sparkle to the top with cocoa, coffee powder, or crumbled cookies to enhance its flavor and usually serve it with a stray to stir.
So, next time you are at the coffee shop, you could ask for a serving of whipped coffee to see what it looks or tastes like and you may become the newest addition to the Dalgona coffee cult.
This is a combination of several coffee-making skills as freshly brewed hot coffee is snap chilled, using a process that preserves its freshness and flavor, even though it will be canned or bottled.
Snapchilled Coffee is brewed to the right strength, so there’s no need to add anything to it and the process of chilling and canning, makes it lose less flavor until it is ready to be taken.
Snapchilled coffee is a trademark but your favorite coffee shop may have it in stock, so ask for it next time you are there, let us know if your tastebuds agree with this new coffee trend and flavor.
Matcha has been around for a long time, the same thing with lattes, but the combination of both became a trend recently. You can easily notice a matcha latte because it is a green beverage, a combination of green tea powder, water, and steamed milk.
The lovers of matcha latte consider it a cleaner caffeine boost than coffee because they relatively reduced it in the beverage. However, the interesting thing about this coffee trend is that baristas can create latte art as they would on a traditional coffee version.
So, next time you are at the coffee shop, try out the green beverage with latte forming and art, maybe you could add it to the list of your coffee tasting or join the league of coffee drinkers who prefer low caffeine boost.
Nitro Cold Coffee
Nitro cold coffee has become a new thing for coffee zealots, this new coffee brew is prepared using the method formerly used by beer homebrewers.
The nitro coffee process begins with cold brew, which is coffee that’s been steeped in cold or room-temperature water for anywhere between 12 hours and 24 hours. A pressurized valve infuses the coffee with nitrogen gas, adding small bubbles that improve the coffee’s flavor and texture.
Mind you, nitro cold coffee does not taste fizzy or carbonated, but you can go for it if you want your coffee servings to have a less bitter flavor, smoother texture, and creamier flavor. Again, ask if your coffeehouse serves nitro cold brew when you go for your daily coffee run.
The four coffee trends highlighted above are not the only ones making rounds among coffee lovers, but it is worth trying out when you see them clearly stated on the menu and you feel like trying a new coffee variety. You may just find it better than anyone you’ve had. Who knows?
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