Consumption & Trends
In the early 2010s, Pacific Coffee was one of the most prominent names in the Chinese coffee market. Now, they face closures of hundreds of their stores.
DEMAND FOR flavoured coffees shows that the next generation of coffee consumers are after something different in their cup. While the pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks is now infamous, flavours such as strawberry cheesecake, s’mores, twinkies, and cinnamon toast are all increasingly being added to drinks in large coffee chains around the world.
THERE IS evidence that an obsession with developing new products is eroding market share from the products that inaugurated the specialty coffee industry – and may be eroding the essence of what makes it “specialty”. You can see this with the coffee capsule taking market share from other products
Increased global coffee consumption has led to growth in the roasting industry, aided by a growing interest in specialty and a demand for specialty coffee roasters.
The relationship is mutually beneficial, but some worry it could lead to a price war.
A handful of multinationals have spent millions acquiring specialty coffee names. Will the sector benefit?
Many Chinese coffee shops have offered home deliveries since 2017. But during Covid-19, US coffee delivery orders exploded by more than 300%.
As Americans became more health-conscious, Dunkin' pivoted to become a coffee-first brand. By 2021, it was selling more than 4bn cups per year.
Coca-Cola is using Costa Coffee to dominate the RTD coffee market worldwide. But it has Nestlé to contend with.
Despite being labelled as a "consuming country, the US has relatively low per capital coffee consumption at 4.4kg per year.
Offering free coffee can help attract new customers. As Luckin and Tostao discovered, it can also bring businesses to the brink of collapse.
The invasion of Ukraine has had an impact on Russia's coffee sector in more ways than one.
Coffee sold through McCafé outlets reportedly generates more than $4 billion in annual sales in the US alone.
KFC sold a reported 170m coffees in 2021 and opened its first dedicated coffee kiosk in Shanghai last October.
Coffee industry celebrities have become prevalent as barista competitions have flourished. But some feel representation is far off the mark.
For more than three millennia, tea has formed an integral part of Chinese society. Are young people about to change it for good?
By 2025, nearly 60% of Egypt’s population will be considered “middle class" – and they're showing a growing appetite for high-quality coffee.
The “crossover” coffee shop model has been a driving force in the industry over the past two years.
The ICO estimates that just 8-10% of the coffee produced in El Salvador stays in the country.
In 2019, ten companies roasted 35% of the world’s coffee – how can smaller brands compete?