Textured Caffeine

Iced coffee continues to ascend to gourmet status through a focus on texture

Implications - The rise of coffee culture has mimicked that of wine or craft beer, and so a natural next step in coffee's ascent to gourmet status is a focus on texture. Experimenting with the texture of iced coffee provides a multisensory experience that speaks to the experience-obsessed modern foodie.

Workshop Question - What is one small tweak you can make to your product to boost its high-end appeal?
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Coffee Jelly Drinks - The TINI Cafe + Bar Turns a Popular Japanese Dessert into a Beverage
SCORE 4.9
Average 613 Clicks Pub: Apr 28, 16
Coffee Jelly Drinks
The TINI Cafe + Bar Turns a Popular Japanese Dessert into a Beverage
Coffee jelly is an extremely popular type of dessert in Japan, but the TINI Cafe + Bar in Phnom Penh has reinvented the favorite treat as a Coffee Jelly drink. The unique beverage is made of three... [More]
Flavor-Enhanced Nitro Coffees - Starbucks is Offering Two New Cold Brew Drinks Infused with Nitrogen
SCORE 4.3
Average 672 Clicks Pub: Jul 12, 17
Flavor-Enhanced Nitro Coffees
Starbucks is Offering Two New Cold Brew Drinks Infused with Nitrogen
For those who are looking for a cool new way to enjoy coffee during the hot summer months, Starbucks has debuted two new cold brew drinks that deliver on both taste and texture. Featuring bold... [More]
Cold Foam Coffee Toppers - Starbucks' is Now Offering Cold Foam as a Topping for Any Icy Drink
SCORE 6.3
This Year and Warm 281 Clicks Pub: Apr 17, 18
Cold Foam Coffee Toppers
Starbucks' is Now Offering Cold Foam as a Topping for Any Icy Drink
For anyone who has been hit with a mid-day Butterbeer craving, now there is a way to enjoy a nearly perfect replica thanks to Starbucks’ new cold foam option. Available as of today at... [More]
Donut Shop Carbonated Coffees - Dunkin' Donuts is Now Offering Nitro Coffees at Select Locations
SCORE 4.3
Average 729 Clicks Pub: Jul 3, 17
Donut Shop Carbonated Coffees
Dunkin' Donuts is Now Offering Nitro Coffees at Select Locations
Following in the footsteps of coffee shop chains such as Starbucks and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that it will now be offering Nitro Coffees at select... [More]
Rich Cold-Brew Coffee Stouts - The Two Roads Expressway Offers Several Dynamic Flavor Notes
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Untested 562 Clicks Pub: Mar 22, 17
Rich Cold-Brew Coffee Stouts
The Two Roads Expressway Offers Several Dynamic Flavor Notes
The highly rated Two Roads Expressway beer receives its unique flavors from the cold brew coffee that it is partially made up of. The beer was created by Two Roads Brewing Company, which mixes &#... [More]
Foaming Coffee Creamers - FrieslandCampina Kievit’s Foaming Creamers Boast a Unique Mouthfeel
SCORE 3.9
This Year and Mild 199 Clicks Pub: May 28, 18
Foaming Coffee Creamers
FrieslandCampina Kievit’s Foaming Creamers Boast a Unique Mouthfeel
To satisfy growing consumer demands, FrieslandCampina Kievit launched a foaming creamer range centered around both premiumization and convenience. In particular, the high-froth coffee creamers cater... [More]
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