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These are the Coffee Trends to Watch in 2021

The March 2020 Dalgona coffee craze was only the beginning of what our favorite form of caffeine has in store for us.

With the new year well underway, get ready to broaden your horizons with all the possibilities coffee can bring. Here are the latest coffee trends to follow in 2021:

Turkish coffee

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Coffee has been in Turkey since the Ottoman empire, when the Ottoman governor at the time, Ozdemir Pasa, discovered a drink that was extracted from coffee beans in the year of 1517. He introduced it to the Sultan at that time, Suleiman the Magnificent, and he loved it so much and gave it the seal of approval.

Turkish coffee is made from finely grounded coffee beans to maximize the available surface area, which helps to extract the coffee bean flavor.

The Turkish coffee preparation method includes placing the finely ground coffee into a cezve (a small beaker with a handle) that contains a small amount of water. Sugar is then added to taste, before the final product. The small beaker then gets heated from underneath until the water slowly comes to a boil, and you can repeat the process until the desired amount of coffee is reached! 

Find our favorite recipe for Turkish coffee here!

Vietnamese coffee

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Vietnam is one of the world’s largest coffee exports, so it’s no surprise that their coffee is also making a worldwide hit in 2021.

Vietnamese coffee is traditionally brewed in a small metal cup over a mug, called a phin, and is slowly but carefully brewed until it reaches a thick, rich consistency with a strong bitter taste.

The intense flavor of coffee is then balanced out with sweetened condensed milk poured into the coffee, and can be served hot or iced!

Our favorite Vietnamese coffee recipe can be found here!

Recyclable coffee pods

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Because of the high production of pods and capsules,  2021 is bringing a newer, more eco-friendly way to continue enjoying your favorite cups of coffee.

Recyclable coffee pods have been the answer to many who were concerned about the amount of trash single cups of coffee are producing each day. 

Using 100% recyclable materials, coffee producers have begun their rollouts of recyclable and compostable coffee pods.

Find an extensive list here!

Buttered coffee

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Similar to the Keto-friendly bulletproof coffee trend, buttered coffee is becoming the newest way to enjoy your daily cup of coffee.

This DIY version of the bulletproof coffee is high in fat and low in carbs, and can be made using only coffee, unsalted butter, and coconut oil. For a quick and easy recipe, see below:

  • 1 cup of coffee
  • 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • Blend all ingredients together until it becomes the consistency of a foamy latte
  • Enjoy!

Functional coffee

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With health always being a trendy topic, here are some of the ways coffee is turning “healthier” in 2021!

Turmeric coffee

Turmeric lattes first became popular in 2017, for the health benefits this spice has carried for many years. Known for its medicinal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, turmeric has taken off in the health community over the last couple of years. For more information on how turmeric and coffee go together, visit our recent post here.

Mushroom coffee

While adding mushrooms to your coffee may sound gross or insane, the preparation of ground mushroom coffee actually ends up taking away any mushroom flavor there may have been to begin with. The medicinal mushroom properties are anti-inflammatory, gut-friendly, and high in antioxidants, making this new wellness trend a quick and easy one to hop onto. Find out more about our take on mushroom coffee here!

Collagen creamers

The word collagen may bring unsatisfying images to mind, but in a creamer form, the protein brings amazing taste and health benefits to your daily cup of coffee! In creamers, collagen has the potential to boost your energy, serve as a good source of protein, and provide strength to your hair, skin, and nails. Still unsure? Read this blog post we wrote on the benefits of collagen creamers and give it a try!

Instant coffee

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Last but not least, instant coffee is ready to be skyrocketed to the top of coffee trends in 2021. The quick and easy way to make coffee is a must for people who are always on the go, late, or lazy!

After the Dalgona coffee trend took off last March, we watched the demand for instant coffee blow up and eventually make its way into different households. Now a staple of many individuals’ lives, the “just add hot water” mentality has tons of people striving for easy to reach, make, grab-n-go coffee. Learn more about instant coffee here!

2021 has already brought many a sense of hope with a life of normalcy right on the horizon. Fast forward that feeling with a cup of coffee every morning, and start making your quarantine daily routines as exciting and adventurous as possible.

Try Waka Coffee today. Get it here.