You’ll probably remember the viral instant coffee phenomenon known as Dalgona Coffee as it hit the headlines and social media in 2020. However, since then, many more coffee trends have gone viral. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok are full of new and exciting ways to liven up your morning coffee. We look at the most recent and bizarre trends to give you the lowdown and help you decide which ones are worth a try.
Proffee is basically a combination of a protein shake and coffee. Protein drinks and foods have been on the rise as people have become more and more interested in health, wellness and fitness. The UK protein market as a whole stood at £432.41 million in 2021. It’s projected to reach a staggering £529.75 million by 2026.
The idea behind adding protein to coffee is that it will help to be more satiating and keep us fuller for longer. The trend has become really popular among fitness enthusiasts who want to increase their protein intake without giving up on their favourite cup of coffee. It’s a cold drink and is made with iced coffee or espresso, and a protein shake or protein powder. The most popular way of creating it is to add two or three shots of espresso over ice, before pouring over a pre-made protein shake.
Health experts confirm that proffee is a great way to add more protein to your diet. So if you’re looking to up your protein intake, we recommend giving proffee a go.
Although mushroom coffee is nothing new, it has been increasing in popularity in recent years. Sources suggest that it was first created in Finland as a substitute for traditional coffee during World War 2. It’s made with ground medicinal mushrooms and coffee beans blended together. It’s not made with the type of mushrooms you’d find in the supermarket but made with more specialist varieties. Common types of mushrooms used for mushroom coffee include Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s mane, Reishi, and Turkey’s tail.
Today, it’s promoted as being healthier than coffee as it has less caffeine. It’s also well-known for its ability to help boost immunity. Mushrooms help reduce inflammation, and high levels of inflammation can lead to sickness. For this reason, mushroom coffee may help protect against chronic diseases. Thankfully it doesn’t actually taste like drinking mushrooms. It tastes very similar to traditional coffee just with an added subtle, earthy flavour.
Orange juice and coffee
This is a trend that went viral on TikTok recently. It sounds odd, but we think it’s delicious. It’s simply orange juice mixed with a shot or two of espresso over ice. It’s more typical to have a glass of orange juice alongside a cup of coffee at breakfast but it honestly works well together. The sweet and citrus flavour of the orange juice compliments the slight bitterness of the coffee. Plus you’re getting your daily vitamin C boost. It’s a win-win.
Similarly, we’ve seen a lot of people on social media mixing lemon juice with coffee. Adding the juice of half a lemon into your coffee, as you’d expect, doesn’t taste great. It’s very sour and the lemon overpowers the flavour of the coffee. This trend went viral as users were suggesting it was a life hack to lose weight fast. However, there’s no scientific evidence to back this up and health professionals reported this is just a fad. We’d give this one a miss.
Bulletproof coffee was invented in 2011 by the founder of the Bulletproof Diet, Dave Asprey. It’s made by adding butter and coconut oil to your coffee. The ingredients are blended together, served warm and taste a bit like a rich and creamy latte. It’s very popular for those on low-carb diets or on keto eating plans. The idea behind it is that you drink this instead of having breakfast. It’s naturally high in calories but the mixture of caffeine and fats is meant to keep hunger at bay.
We’d personally opt for enjoying breakfast and coffee together. And finally, you might have seen that some people enjoy mayonnaise in their coffee. We gave this a go and our team was not impressed by the taste or texture of mayo coffee.
However you take your coffee, we recommend you start with a premium-quality coffee bean. We offer a wide range of bean to cup machines for your office so you can give your staff barista-style coffees at work. If you’d like any information, please just get in touch. To keep up to date with the latest coffee trends, follow us on social media where we try them out and show you the results.