The Latest Coffee Industry Trends Softengine, Inc.

Whether you’re a coffee lover, a coffee connoisseur, or just want to keep up with the latest coffee industry trends, we can all agree that the United States loves coffee. In fact, statistics show that 50% of Americans (about 150 million people) consume some type of coffee drink per day, which equates to about 3 cups per day (1). That’s a lot of coffee! Working in such a niche industry, and keeping up with the latest trends in the coffee industry is essential to providing customers with something unique and special.

Here are some of the latest coffee industry trends to keep in mind as we head into 2022!

  • The Emergence of “Healthy” Coffee Blends: With the growing popularity of dairy-free alternatives, nut milks, and plant-based blends, the coffee industry is beginning to shift to accommodate the growing demand for these options. Oat milk, almond milk, matcha, and soybeans are just a few of the choices consumers turn to when it comes to tasting their favorite coffee. Incorporating these healthy options into drinks will entice consumers to try a healthy but still delicious alternative to the high-fat and high-sugar drinks they are accustomed to (2).
  • Coffee Experience: Consumers are no longer looking for a simple experience when it comes to coffee; They want the aesthetic to match the feel of their coffee! Cafes with “Instagrammable” decor and photo opportunities attract the attention of those who want to plunge into a comfortable place to enjoy their drink. For traditional coffee sites, offering a complete customer experience is one way to increase sales and gain publicity from posts from customers (2).
  • The growth of prepackaged, ready-to-drink coffee: Everyone has those days when you rush to work and realize you don’t have time to stop at your favorite coffee shop. This, in turn, increases demand for your favorite pre-packaged beverage that’s available to buy at the store or at a gas station for a quick fix on those quick mornings. Even the long wait across the lines versus going inside to grab a pre-packed latte makes a difference. Many coffee companies offer a variety of the most popular menu items in cans and bottles for sale in-store or at grocery stores and gas stations for this reason (2).
  • Global Coffee Blends: Cultures around the world have different customs and coffee recipes. Consumers, now more than ever with limited travel options due to the pandemic, are looking for this exotic option for their morning coffee. Google’s use of global coffee drinks recipes has led consumers to make their own versions of the various international options. Offering customers the option to branch out and try something out of the box is a great way to expand your customer base and stand out from the competition (3).

Looking at these coffee trends we hope will help you gain insight into what’s to come in 2022 and help you stay current with the changing coffee industry!

At Softengine, we understand the specific needs the coffee industry faces, so we built a solution to help ease the stress of organizing and integrating coffee business operations. CoffeeOne is our integrated solution based on SAP Business One designed to address those areas of the coffee industry that are underrepresented or hard to find. A fully configurable ERP software solution will improve business visibility, increase organization and efficiency, and help better manage your business. If you are looking for more information on Softengine CoffeeOne powered by SAP, check out the CoffeeOne brochure linked below!

Softengine Coffee One Brochure

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