The Coffeehouse Collection was created with current coffee trends in mind, including a rise in floral and fruity flavors, the firm says.
Flavors supplier Flavorchem (Downers Grove, IL) has introduced The Coffeehouse Collection, a line of flavors that meet current trends happening in the coffee market, the firm says. Its flavors include Cake Batter, Chocolate Whiskey, London Fog, Raspberry Rose, and Strawberries & Cream.
“Coffee brands are experimenting with premium flavors to inspire new menu ideas and drive consumer purchases,” the firm’s press release states. “With 75% of global consumers wanting to discover new flavors, flavor variety is key and highlights the emphasis to remain innovative around flavor offerings.”
For instance, the firm’s press release states, “Floral flavors continue to drive beverage trends by providing consumers with new taste experiences that offer a fresh twist. Lavender, rose, hibiscus, and cardamom are indexing higher on spring menus this year as brands seek to maintain seasonal excitement. Peet's Coffee focused on plant-based options for their spring menu, which includes a Lavender Vanilla Almond and Cold Brew Oat Latte, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf uses cardamom syrup in their new Cardamom Cold Brew.”
Flavors from Asia are also showing up in coffee and tea launches today, it adds. “As consumer demand for authentic global cuisine grows, milk tea blends from Southeast Asia, along with flavors matcha, chai, taro, mochi, ube, and black sesame, are infiltrating the market. North American brands Joyba, Bobobam, and Tea Drops have embraced flavorful bubble tea, a tea mixed with milk or fruits and chewy tapioca pearls, in ready-to-drink and pour-over formats.”
Finally, The Coffeehouse Collection includes strawberry flavors, which Flavorchem says are trending in coffee products. “Indulgent flavors featuring strawberry dessert profiles are surging in a series of new product lineups,” the press release states. “Starbucks Japan’s Strawberry Pie Cream Frappuccino, Caribou Coffee’s Strawberry Shortcake Cake Pop, and McDonald’s Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry appeal to treat seekers and elevate everyday enjoyment for consumers. As one of the fastest-growing flavors in the sweets category, Strawberry & Cream is entering the beverage space with launches from Rebbl and Chupa Chups.”
The Coffeehouse Collection flavors are kosher, non-GMO, allergen-free, and vegan, and can be labeled as “natural” on ingredient panels, the company says.