Coffee Syrup Flavour Trends: Q4 2022
As we're in the season of the PSL (Pumpkin Spiced Latte), it's only fitting that we explore some of the other popular coffee syrup flavours that are making waves in the UK.
Earlier this year, Project Café UK 2022 revealed the UK's £4.4bn branded coffee shop market increased 43% in 2021, to regain 87% of pre-pandemic market value. This is in line with a global coffee market that is predicted to reach US$144.68 billionby 2025.
Consumers are also enjoying more coffee at home, and we're seeing a trend for gourmet coffee syrups and flavours that can be used to create barista-style drinks without having to leave the house. There are numerous factors influencing the growing popularity of coffee in the home, from the health benefits associated with moderate consumption, to the increasing number of working-from-home adults who have found themselves with more time to indulge in their favourite morning beverage.
But what about the flavoured coffee syrups that are being added to coffee to create these delicious flavours? Here are some of the latest flavour trends that we're seeing in the UK coffee market: Here are some of the most popular coffee syrup flavours currently trending with UK consumers:
1) Pistachio Syrup
This is a coffee syrup flavour that's been popular in Italy for many years and is now making its way over to the UK. With a distinctive taste and a beautiful green colour, it's perfect for adding a touch of luxury to your coffee. Pistachio coffee syrup can be used in a wide range of drinks, from lattes and cappuccinos to frappes and iced coffees.
Uren's Commercial Manager, Carla Kirby says: "We've seen a real trend for plant-based flavours over the last 12 months, and pistachio is a flavour that's definitely on the rise. It's perfect for those who are looking for something a little different from the traditional coffee flavours."
2) Cinnamon Syrup
This is a great winter flavour that will warm you up on even the coldest of days. It's also a popular choice for Christmas coffees, as it gives them a lovely festive twist. Adding a dash of cinnamon coffee syrup to your latte or cappuccino will give it a lovely sweet and spicy taste.
Carla says: "Cinnamon is a classic Christmas flavour, but we're seeing more and more people using it all year round. It's a great way to add a little bit of spice to your coffee."
3) Salted Caramel Syrup
A classic flavour that is perfect for Autumn/Winter, salted caramel is a great way to add a touch of sweetness. Syrup brands have been quick to jump on this trend, with many now offering salted caramel-flavoured syrups. Salted caramel coffee is the perfect treat on a cold day, and makes indulgent hot chocolate even more delicious.
Carla says: "Salted caramel is a real crowd pleaser and it's a flavour that works well with both hot and cold drinks. We've seen a real surge in popularity for this flavour over the last few years."
4) Matcha Syrup
Matcha is a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves, and it's becoming increasingly popular as a coffee flavouring. Matcha-flavoured syrup offers consumers an easy way to enjoy the distinctive flavour of matcha, without having to prepare it themselves. It's perfect for those who are looking for a healthy alternative to traditional coffee syrups.
Carla says: "Matcha is a flavour that has been popular in Asia for many years, but it's only recently started to gain popularity in the UK. In syrup form, it's a great way to add a touch of luxury to your coffee."
5) Classic Vanilla Syrup
A perennial favourite, vanilla is a classic coffee flavouring that never goes out of style. It's perfect for those who prefer their coffee on the sweeter side and can be used in a wide range of drinks. From lattes and cappuccinos to iced coffees and frappes, the vanilla syrup is a versatile flavouring that can be used in many different ways.
Carla says: "Vanilla is a classic coffee flavour that is always popular with our customers. It's perfect for those who like their coffee sweet and creamy."
6) Gingerbread Syrup
Gingerbread is a classic Christmas flavour that can be used to add a touch of festive cheer to your coffee. It's perfect for those who are looking for a festive twist on their favourite coffee drinks. gingerbread syrup can be used in a wide range of drinks, from lattes and cappuccinos to frappes and milkshakes.
Carla says: "Gingerbread is a real festive favourite, and we've seen a surge in popularity for this flavour over the last few years. It's perfect for those who want to add a Christmas feel to their coffee."
7) Coconut Syrup
Coconut is a popular flavour that can be used to add a touch of sweetness and exoticism to your coffee. It's perfect for those who are looking for something a little bit different from the traditional coffee flavours.
Carla says: "Coconut is a flavour that's perfect for those who are looking for something a little bit different. It's great for adding a touch of sweetness to coffee, and can also be used in hot chocolate and milkshakes."
These are just a few of the many coffee syrup flavours that are currently trending with UK consumers. If you're looking to expand or develop your product range, our team can help. With over 100 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, we can provide you with the insight and knowledge you need to make the right decisions for your business. Contact us today to find out more.