Recent beverage trends

Millennials turning to probiotics more than prior generations | Food Dive

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A 2017 National Consumer Survey conducted by Packaged Facts found about 25% of U.S. adults seek out foods and beverages with high amounts of these microorganisms. Source: Millennials turning to probiotics more…

2017-2018 Trend forecast: Fats Are Back, Avocado Smashed & Drinks Are On The Menu

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News Corp Australia has released findings from the first of Food Corp’s Trend Forecasts, a rich quarterly insight into the 8.9 million Aussies who connect with its network of food…

Brooklyn Crafted launches new line of craft ginger beers in US

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The new line has four flavours including Traditional, Earl Grey, Lemon & Lime and Mango. Each of these variants is packed in 7fl.oz bottles and is claimed to be authentic…

More than a quarter of Millennials are interested in probiotic foods and beverages, survey finds

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Based on a survey of 2,000 consumers conducted this summer, market research group Packaged Facts found that Millennials who shop at natural channel stores are most likely to seek probiotic…

Two beverage trends in one: Probiotic + Ciders

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Alive will be available in three varieties, each featuring a blend of adaptogenic mushrooms and apple cider vinegar paired with a different tea: Mate Mint, Guayusa Turmeric and Pu-erh Root….

No & low alcohol beer launches: the global picture

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While the amount of innovation in the lower alcohol beer category remains limited on a global scale, Mintel predicts activity in the sector will speed up in years to come…

new RTD, cold-brew tea at stores nationwide

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Chicago-based Argo Tea announced that is partnering with Whole Foods Market, a wholly owned division of Seattle-based Amazon, to launch a line of ready-to-drink (RTD) cold-brew, single-estate bottled teas into the retailer’s…

Mocktail Trend: the rise of low-alcohol and no-alcohol drinking

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One of the hot topics that arose time and again at this year’s Global Drinks Forum in Berlin was the rise of low-alcohol and no-alcohol drinking. ‘The biggest opportunity in…

New tequila and Latvian cherry liqueur set for UK launches

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Amber Beverage Group is expanding its range of spirits in the UK with the launch of a cherry liqueur from Latvia’s Riga Black Balsam and a new premium tequila. Source:…

Trends for Developing Your Next Cup of Coffee

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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…

3 Matcha Cocktails to Cozy Up With This Fall

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To be clear: Matcha goes back long before Instagram and millennial food trends. The Japanese tea ritual of whisking matcha powder into hot water has been around for centuries, and…

Kombucha Goes Hard

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While the naturally-occurring alcohol found in kombucha has been minimized by brands in the past, Kombrewcha decided to embrace the alcohol and position the brand as a recreational beverage, not…

How Wildfire Smoke Affects the Flavor of Wine

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As grape harvest begins, winemakers up and down the West Coast are nervous. The thick smoke smothering the region, a result of a particularly bad fire season, threatens the quality…

A Brief History of Colorado’s Long Love Affair with the Sour Beer

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There has always been something special about the craft beer scene in the state of Colorado.
 But given its location on the map, it could have been easily lost between…

You’ll Be Drinking Maple Syrup Cocktails This Fall – Maple is the latest flavor trend, and it pairs perfectly with whiskey

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Pumpkin spice’s time has come. A couple weeks back, the Chicago Tribune suggested that pumpkin spice, seated comfortably atop of the ruins of other autumn flavors, may soon topple and...

Coca-Cola overhauls Schweppes in bid to ‘future proof’ the business

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Coca-Cola is refreshing its Schweppes brand and launching a range of premium mixers as it looks to increase its standing among adult consumers. Where brands such as Fever-Tree have been…

Nestlé-backed Swiss scientists create novel process for foams that last ‘essentially forever’

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Ever-lasting foam in ice cream or beer without artificial stabilisers? Swiss researchers have “for the first time” developed a novel strategy to make foam bubbles last “essentially ‘forever”. Source: Nestlé-backed Swiss…

Cold brew is poised for growth

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Cold brew is poised to change the way restaurants serve coffee, proponents of the beverage say. That’s a bold statement, especially considering that sales of cold brew, made by steeping…

40+ Delicious Fruit Flavor Combinations for Cocktails

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What fruit works well with another? When developing cocktail recipes or pairing food and drink, this study in fruit combinations is a great resource. Whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur, a…

Who’s Ready for Pink ‘Sparkling’ Milk?

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In today’s extremely competitive beverage market, you essentially have two options to make your product succeed: add bubbles, or add booze. Carbonate some water, and people will commemorate it with…

Golden Milk Is the Cozy Health Elixir You Need to Drink This Fall

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The weather is getting chilly, your room is getting stuffy, and you’re feeling a little under the weather — when fall hits, it’s almost impossible to avoid. No matter the…

New beverage launches September 2017

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From fruit juice and sparkling waters to gin and wine, we take a look at some of the new products hitting the shelves around the world. Source: New beverage launches…

Love Wine? Experts Develop a New Variety from Tea

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These wines are created from three different varieties of teas that are completely organic and free from pesticides. Experts also shared the many benefits of tea wine which may also…

Clean label peanut milk in early 2018

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Elmhurst Milked is hoping to make a splash in the burgeoning plant-based dairy arena with ‘milked peanut’ beverages that offer more protein, less sugar, a creamier mouthfeel and a noticeably…

Softly does it: how restaurants are improving their soft drinks

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As more and more people turn away from alcohol and sugary drinks, restaurants are having to up their game in the softs department. Source: Softly does it: how restaurants are…

Fizzy milk could be about to hit supermarket shelves to boost milk sales

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Fizzy milk could be about to hit supermarket shelves with one of the UK’s biggest milk producers planning to make it the next big drinks trend. Arla, a diary company owned by 12,500 famers,…

LaCroix’s beverage flavors are something of a mystery

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A quest has erupted for LaCroix’s secret ingredient, but will we ever find it?Flavor itself is something of a mystery. What we taste is an interaction between tongue and nose;…

Fall’s Biggest Cocktail Trend? Back to Basics – Vogue

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With a focus on simple recipes and high-quality spirits, top bartenders discuss why it’s time for a cocktail makeunder. Source: Fall’s Biggest Cocktail Trend? Back to Basics – Vogue

The Wild World of Russian Sodas

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When that comes to sodas, the scope of fizzy, sugary soft drinks available extends far beyond the joys of Mexican cane-sugar sodas found in supermercado aisles. National sodas from countries…

Boxed Sangria the Next Big Thing?

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Remember the days when boxed wine was a strict no-no? Today, boxed wines are gaining more acceptance. One of today’s hottest drinks is sangria, and a Connecticut native is going…

21 foods and drinks you never knew were named after real people

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We take a look at the crazy origin stories behind the names of 21 popular foods and drinks, from Arnold Palmer’s mocktail to the Earl of Sandwich’s invention. What’s in…

Chicago’s New Savory Dessert & Beverage Trend

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Spicy, salty, earthy and herbaceous—unexpectedly savory flavors are the new dessert stars at some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants. Source: The Best Desserts to Try around Chicago This Season

Teamosa wants to use ultrasound to brew you the perfect cup of tea

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You may think that there’s nothing more to brewing tea than boiling water and dunking a tea bag in it, but tea connoisseurs believe there is far more to it.  And…

Team it with tea – The Hindu

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Tea in its modern avatar has gone beyond orthodox accompaniments and stodgy old methods In a café in Hyderabad, if you hear someone saying, ‘chai latte’, it doesn’t necessarily mean…

The Weekly Cocktail Trend Recipe: Tia Maria Iced Popcorn Frappe

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Ingredients 50ml Tia Maria coffee liqueur 50ml milk Double shot of espresso 20ml popcorn syrup To Garnish Popcorn Method Shake all of the ingredients together and pour, over cubed ice,…

The coffee soda that went from crazy late-night idea to Whole Foods in under a year

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Thi Lam and his business partner, Brent Lagerman, made a discovery last summer that has dramatically changed their lives. While working as graphic designers at a branding agency, they started…

The Italians who prefer to drink American coffee

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How a New breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians. Italy is viewed by many as the world capital of coffee – wherever you turn you see…

The Future Laboratory Coffee and cocktail trends

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‘The coffee cocktail renaissance is set to explode with ‘a perfect synergy of coffee and cocktail cultures’ already underway, according to research from The Future Laboratory. Source: The Future Laboratory…

Vegan Baileys has arrived in London

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Vegan-friendly Baileys has finally come to the UK, after hitting shelves in America earlier this year. The dairy and gluten-free liquor – called Baileys Almande – made its debut today…

Maple may end pumpkin spice’s dominance as fall’s favorite flavor – MarketWatch

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Pumpkin spice is ubiquitous during the fall, so some companies are looking to other flavors, like maple, as an alternative Source: Maple may end pumpkin spice’s dominance as fall’s favorite...

Dairy-free beverage trends

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Yet another study has shown that impact, not dairy consumption, is the key to strong bones. In fact, researchers out of UC Davis found that the advent of farming, and…

Expo East 2017 Recap – Recent Beverage Trends

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Natural product brands and manufacturers of all sizes and types came from across the country to Baltimore, Md., last week for Natural Products Expo East 2017. From subtle product updates…

Tea Craze Refreshes Sales

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The growing ready-to-drink tea segment is spurring more retailers to expand their cold vault selections while employing their own lines of flavorful, fresh-brewed teas. It wasn’t that long ago that…

Probiotic Product Trends: From Yogurt to Kefir

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Consumers remain interested in probiotic products, including yogurt, fermented beverages, and dietary supplements. Even so, the percentage of global foods and beverages formulated with probiotic ingredients still remains relatively low….

Craft brewers are no lightweights in alcohol-free beer trend

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It’s not just the big brands who are staking a claim in the NABLAB (non-alcoholic beer and low-alcoholic beer) sector; craft brewers such as UK-based St Peter’s are courting consumers…

New spirits make their debut just in time for Autumn

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For many, fall is a time of renewed energy, a time when cooler temperatures chase away the lethargy of late summer and find us craving new products and experiences. And,…

There’s no stigma in a stein of alcohol-free beer, research shows

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With Oktoberfest underway, Mintel have released the results of a survey that uncovers a changing market and could give brewers something to think about. This is according to research conducted…

‘Non-drinkers deserve a great adult cocktail’: how alcohol-free spirits & beer beverages became a stealth hit

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The number of British adults who consume alcohol is at its lowest since 2005, and a new generation of booze-free spirits offer a welcome alternative to lemonade. But which is…

Why more people are drinking good wine out of cans and boxes

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According to Nielsen, the canned wine category has taken in $32 million in sales year-over-year. All of which raises the question: Why? Source: Why more people are drinking good wine…

Cheese tea is a thing – and it’s coming to the UK | The Independent

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For those who have a hard time accepting hipster food trends (see rainbow lattes) – brace yourselves. The latest trend in cuisine poses a threat to one of Britain’s longest…