From flavor-infused water to wine chilled to the optimal temperature, consumers are looking for specialty tools to enhance the beverage experience. Here are some on-trend beverage essentials:
The trend in coffee is a multiplicity of tastes, from fiery ristrettos to frothy cappuccinos to popular, mellow flat whites. The Swiss-made JURA Z6 can brew a whole spectrum of specialty coffees, offering a bean-to-cup experience that’s freshly ground, not capsuled. With a color display and Pulse Extraction Process to bring out every nuance of aroma.
Add the finishing touch by grating chocolate or fresh nutmeg onto frothed milk with the Kyocera Multi Grater, featuring Kyocera’s advanced ceramic that is 50 percent harder than steel and stays sharp up to 10 times longer. It never imparts a metallic taste or odor.
One of the biggest tea trends is exploring different types of tea, and each requires a different steeping time to reveal its unique flavors. The CDN Tea Timer comes preprogrammed with steeping times for green, white, black and herbal teas, for brewing any type to perfection. Five channels for timing different teas at once, plus general use.
About 85 percent of the tea consumed in the US is iced, according to the Tea Association of the USA. The Capresso Iced Tea Maker custom brews a pitcher of iced tea at the touch of a button. The glass pitcher can also be used to serve and store.
Whether it’s water, infused water or freshly squeezed juice, the trend is drinks on the go. The Zoku Travel Tumbler features double-wall insulation and a press-fit lid with a soft silicone seal to protect your drink and prevent spilling. A vented silicone grommet holds the straw securely, preventing it from floating or rattling.
Whiskey is on trend. The new Peugeot Whisky Tasting Set – with a uniquely shaped glass metal chilling base and leatherette coaster – was specially designed to bring out the best in whiskeys and spirits. The metal base cools the spirit without ice for up to 30 minutes, and the mouth-blown glass is designed for superior nosing and sipping.
Wine should be stored and served at the optimal temperature – most standard kitchen refrigerators are too cold. CASO by Frieling offers a convenient 8-Bottle Countertop Wine Case with quiet, low-vibration technology. Adjustable temperature, and UV filter offer the ultimate protection for the wine.
Source: JURA, Kyocera, CDN, Capresso, Zoku, Peugeot, Frieling