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Every year new coffee trends trot out to greet us but, this year, what will make the list as 2020’s big coffee trends? At the beginning of the year, it would have been safe to list the flat white, coffee cocktails, and coffee slushies/smoothies as must try drinks this year. Now with cafes and bars closed due to COVID-19, we are seeing alternative big coffee trends taking over the scene. Large Format Coffee Trend Right now, everyone wants to support their small, local businesses. Social media even encourages the behavior with new stickers, tags, and hashtags. However, if you are going out in

Coffee consumption has always been a topic of great debate and humor. How much is too much? Flavored? How late is too late to drink? Decaf, really!? Now with most of the population staying in their homes, we are now looking at coffee differently and the same. Based on a survey Sprudge conducted, they are finding coffee consumption is on the rise. Out of 468 people, they found, “Before coronavirus folks were consuming on average 2.45 cups of coffee a day. That number has since gone up to 2.77 cups, roughly a third cup extra a day representing an over 13%

Coffee stands can always draw a crowd with specialty coffee, latte art, and tasty treats but, what happens when the stand itself is the initial draw? Many coffee shops have themes, education programs, and even performers to draw a crowd. So, coffee stands have really stepped up their game to compete with cat/dog, gallery, and superhero (the list goes on) themed cafes. Here are a few places that are uniquely memorable to be sure: • On The Road Coffee Located in Denver, CO, artist Matthew Pendleton has created a coffee stand inside of a VW Bug. He became inspired when he saw this idea

Coffee inspired art can mean a number of wonderful things. Coffee can lend inspiration to create music, writing, and cuisine. But what happens when the coffee is now the medium used to create? There are people who are using coffee paint, mix mediums, and even creating full spectrums of color by introducing tea into the mix. Painting Maria Aristidou uses brewed coffee and grounds to paint beautiful watercolors. She has become greatly skilled in identifying the variations in color among a variety of various roasts. Giulia Bernardelli has taken to painting with spoons, toothpicks, and even her own fingers both in and out

What is sustainability? Does the word mean the same thing to each one of us? Can one’s sustainability definition satisfy someone else’s? It turns out the answer to these questions are not as simple as one would think in today’s changing socioeconomic, ecological and political world! Sustainability can take forms as varied as environmental sustainability, and focus on one single aspect such as: • increased waste reaching landfills, • helping the coffee supply chain be more sustainable by helping coffee farmers improve their daily lives and futures, • minimizing the impact of the higher energy requirements have on our ecosystems and climate changes. Let’s start

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