In recent years, coffee trends have been heavily influenced by sweet and fruity aromas. However, experts also expect a renaissance of classic flavors. Tart and bitter notes are expected to regain importance.
This trend shift is also reflected in the demand for different types of coffee. While varieties such as Arabica and Robusta have become increasingly popular in recent years, other varieties such as Liberica and Excelsa are now experiencing an upswing. The trend towards tart flavors is also a reaction to the increasing demand for natural and genuine products. More and more consumers want to know where their coffee comes from and under what conditions it is grown.
This awareness of the origin of the coffee has led to more and more roasters buying their beans directly from the farms and then roasting them in small batches. Trade in Fairtrade coffee is also increasing.
Another trend that will continue after 2022 is the demand for vegan coffee specialties. More and more people are opting for a vegan lifestyle and coffee consumption is also adapting more and more to this trend. Vegan coffee is either dairy-free or made with plant-based milk substitutes. Soy milk is still the most commonly used alternative, but coconut milk, oat milk, and almond milk are also growing in popularity.
Decaffeinated coffee will also continue to gain in importance. This trend can be observed particularly among younger consumers, who like to reach for a good cup of coffee more often than others. However, since decaffeinated coffee tastes the same as regular coffee, it is an ideal alternative for anyone looking to reduce their caffeine intake.
All in all, we can look forward to some interesting coffee trends over the course of the year! In the NABER Wiener Kaffee Manufaktur, the roasting is done purely by hand, so day after day a selection of first-class coffee roasts is created that meet the highest demands in terms of aroma, density and acidity. So that every cup fits the character of the respective coffee shop.