5 Coffee Industry Trends You Can’t Miss in 2017

By Tyler Hubbell
This post originally appeared on the Repsly blog

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In one form or another, chances are almost everyone you know starts their day with coffee – be it home-brewed, bottled, or purchased hot or iced from a coffee shop. As longstanding as its popularity may be, the coffee industry is in the midst of a rapid change.

As millennials’ fast-paced lifestyle becomes ubiquitous, consumers are preferring to get their caffeine on the go. In turn, retailers are experimenting with novel ways to speed up ordering and get busy shoppers back in their stores.

Here are the five coffee industry trends that will dominate 2017:  Continue reading

A New Generation of Products Is Shaping the Future of Coffee

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Younger coffee drinkers want to recreate the customized coffeehouse experience at home, according to new research from Packaged Facts.

The U.S. market for packaged and ready-to-drink coffee sold at retail was estimated at $13.5 billion in 2015, up almost 10% from the year before. By 2020, sales of packaged and ready-to-drink coffee in the U.S. are expected to close in on $18 billion.

Retail dollar sales continue to grow largely because of continued reinvention across the coffee industry, from k-cups to cold brew.

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Which Profession Drinks the Most Coffee?

Even if you don’t work in the industry, coffee is likely essential to your career. At-work coffee consumption is rising, according to National Coffee Drinking Trends data.

But which professionals are consuming the most? I Love Coffee made the following infographic based on the results of this survey on coffee consumption trends in the workplace.

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Check out I Love Coffee for more coffee infographics

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Creamer

By David Sprinkle, Research Director, Packaged Facts (@packaged_facts)

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If you haven’t paid attention to the sales success of coffee creamers, you are missing a sign of the times in the coffee market.

Packaged Facts estimates that U.S. retail sales of coffee creamer products will grow by $400 million between 2011 and 2016, to exceed $2.5 billion. This sales spurt in a niche product segment is not wholly surprising, given the current landscape of consumer food priorities and concerns.

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Six Surprising Single-Cup Statistics

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The single-serve phenomenon has changed the way Americans drink – and think about – their coffee.

And while recent headlines suggest that the single-serve format is beginning to fall out of favor with consumers, the numbers show a different story. The implications will impact the entire coffee industry – from new practices at origin to R&D to retail.

The NCA’s Single Serve market research report has tracked this trend since 2011. Here are six facts we found especially interesting from the latest data:

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