A round up of 2018 coffee trends

Every year, we’re treated to some wild and wacky ideas for adding ingredients to coffee or serving it in weird and wonderful ways. Here’s a round up of what caught our eye in 2018.

Coffee in a cone: Yep, that’s right, hot coffee served in what’s pretty much an ice cream cone. Messy? Almost certainly. Chocolatey and delicious? Possibly, but only if you drink it quickly. A trend that started in South Africa, it fortunately doesn’t seem to have caught on much in the UK.

Cold brew coffee: This is coffee made without hot water. It’s basically coffee steeped in cold water for a long time, and fans say that helps the flavours stay fresher. On the downside, it takes a long time to make and you’re missing out on all those delicious coffee-brew aromas.

Coffee cocktails: These are still huge, and getting weirder and more wonderful. Coffee martinis are mainstream now – how about coffee mixed with everything from tequila to fresh lime juice and cinnamon?

Bizarre brewing methods: As coffee aficionados go further and further in their quest for the perfect brew, we’ve seen a resurgence in traditional brewing methods such as Turkish coffee pots, along with the best of modern technology with machines that look they belong on the space station.

Nitro coffee: Very specialist, this one, although it has been spotted for sale in trendy coffee bars. Basically, it involves running nitrogen through cold-brew coffee through a pressurised value. That give the coffee a creamy ‘head’, making it look a bit like a miniature pint of Guinness, and apparently results in a smooth, silky texture. Great as a summer drink, but probably a bit too much of a faff for most of us to take seriously!

If you’re in the market, not for fads but for good old-fashioned quality and service at great prices, then take a look at our main website www.rijo42.co.uk. We’ve everything to keep your commercial coffee business running smoothly, all through 2019.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very happy new year.