Trend Considerations for Developing Your Next Cup of Joe

Coffee is a global staple. Its versatility and ubiquity allow it to be a platform ripe for innovation. Though slight growth is expected in the ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee segment (a market valuation of $1.4 billion in 2015 is projected to grow to $1.6 billion by 2020), innovation and new product concepts are still abound.

Specialty coffee shop sales increased 9.1 percent from 2014 to 2015, and the most talked about sub-segment, cold-brew coffee, grew 580 percent from 2011 to 2016, according to Mintel. The following list includes some of the most relevant trends within the coffee industry. These might very well become platforms and springboards for even more new and innovative products.

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