Coffee is one of the world's most widely consumed beverage. It is consumed around the world every day by people of all ages and cultures. With its potential health benefits, coffee has gained a strong foothold in the global food market. Rising disposable income, expanding coffee consumption, changing consumer behavior, innovative branding, and rising demand for gourmet, specialty, and ready to drink coffee are some of the main drivers behind the exponential growth of this global coffee market.
Coffee plants in high altitude, shade grown regions of South America, Australia, and Southeast Asia are often used in the preparation of specialty coffee beverages. These beans are cultivated under strict cultural and environmental guidelines to control pests, prevent soil erosion, and to yield higher quality beans. Coffee is also protected from adverse weather conditions by adding special treatment to its seed, which can extend its life up to five years. While coffee beans are largely grown organically, the water used in brewing coffee may contain traces of toxic chemicals that can contaminate local water supplies. These chemicals are removed during the roasting process, but some remain, causing trace amounts to be absorbed into the roasted beans.
With the tremendous potential of the coffee beverages market forecasted to grow over the next few years, coffee bean producers and suppliers are investing increasingly in research and development of new coffee bean varieties that will meet the increasing demand. The forecast period for this growth is between 2021. The coffee market forecast covers almost all regions of the world in which coffee is grown. The major areas in which coffee is grown include: Central and Western Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, South America, Middle East, Northern Asia, Europe, the North Americas, and Indonesia and Vietnam.
Basic types of coffee drinks
There are three basic types of coffee drinks, namely: latte, cappuccino, and espresso. Latte, which is another type of coffee drink, is a hot beverage containing espresso or hot milk. A cappuccino is a light drink comprised with hot milk and steamed milk foam. Espresso is a strong, sweet coffee drink that is made from ground coffee and sugar.
Both the latte and cappuccino contain caffeine, although the amount present in each drink is different. Cappuccino is much sweeter than the latte. Research suggests that coffee drinkers who also drink cappuccino are more likely to consume less dairy products as well as less saturated fats. Caffeine increases blood pressure and can cause heart attacks, so it is wise to drink extra coffee drinks when taking any medication that affects blood pressure.
Another common type of coffee drinks is the cappuccino. Cappuccino, which is Italian in origin, is a hot sweet coffee drink that contains little to no caffeine. It is a hot coffee drink that can have a delicious chocolate flavor, depending on the brand, but is typically creamier than its espresso counterpart. It is similar to a latte in that it also contains milk and steamed milk foam. It is served cold. Most of these drinks contain added sugar.
Cafe au lait is similar to the latte, except that it contains no milk. Instead, it contains a froth-like foam-coffee mixture. This beverage may not have added cream, sugar, or milk. Cafe au lait originated in the United Kingdom and is similar to the American take-out coffee. The difference is that cafe au lait does not use espresso.
If you are not familiar with world events, you should know that the forecast period for world events will impact on the coffee market significantly. War is always bad for the economy. More so, the longer the war drags on, the more devastating effects it will have on the economy. The cost of oil will rise and this affects the cost of many commodities. Thus, we can expect a slowdown in the growth of world coffee beverages markets during the forecast period and that will result to an increase in prices.