At MTL COOL we are constantly looking for exciting and innovative trends in the food & beverage industry to see how we can cater our refrigerated displays to better suit these new and exciting products. With Natural Products Expo West 2019 happening this week, here are some of the trending types of products we expect to see.
This week we take a look at Chilled Coffee beverages.
The ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee category has been steadily growing by at least 10% annually since 2013. Growth in 2018 was primarily driven by the explosion of cold brew RTD coffee brands, an alternative to the traditional cold or iced coffee beverages.
In 2019 we expect to see growth in the category driven by chilled coffee beverages blended with plant-based non-dairy alternatives such as almond milk as demand for these types of products are increasing exponentially.
In addition to non-dairy alternatives, we expect to see the leading and growing brands add a plethora of creative new flavors including new floral flavor profiles!