National Coffee Association Releases Data on Coffee Consumption Trends

The National Coffee Association’s latest National Coffee Data Trends reported that coffee consumption out of the home at coffee shops (and elsewhere) in the United States have seen a leap, bring them back to near pre-pandemic numbers.

The National Coffee Association’s flagship consumer trends report, a report made by the industry membership organization has issued every year since 1950, has ben released two times in 2021 and has captured widely varying consumer trends. It also added a special section to the report on “specialty coffee.”

Unspurprisingly, drinking trends by coffee consumers (where and when people drank coffee) hacoffve experienced a shakeup in Spring 2020 due to the pandemic. Overall consumption didn’t change much, however.

In the NCA fall report observed 1,500 participants 13 years and older who drank at least one beverage that wasn’t tap water within the past day. The data demonstrated that 60% of participants drank coffee in some form withing the past day. This reflects the numbers reported by the NCDT in January 2020 and was 2% higher than the 2021 Spring report.

 

NPO World Coffee Research Changes Focus

NPO World Coffee Research is making dramatic change in its focus of operations. It will increase investments in breeding, nursery and seed development and begin to move away from coffee variety trials.

The NPO has shut down its Global Coffee Monitoring Program, which had been a complex global network of on-farm variety trials.

World Coffee Research stated that their goal was to pinpoint their focus on their primary strength—improving and modernizing the industry for the benefit of farmers and the industry.

World Coffee Research also stated that their variety monitoring program would continue in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, Peru and Nicaragua. National research institutes and local organizations that WCR has worked with have plans to continue their work in other countries.

The Global Coffee Monitoring Program began in 2016 with 10 year, $18 million plan. After a 2020 consultation that included hundreds of interviews and almost a thousand surveys stakeholders decided on a new directions for the NPO between 2021-2025.

 

Ultimate Coffee Cheesecake Recipe

Cheesecake Coffee Cake recipe

3 cups biscuit mix
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup strawberry preserves

Combine biscuit mix, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, milk and butter. Stir vigorously 30 seconds. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead 4 or 5 times. Pat evenly into the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-inch round cake pan; set aside.

Combine cream cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until smooth. Pour over dough. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand for 10 minutes. Spread preserves over top.

Serve warm.

One Cup Breakfast with Coffee or Tea

Unfortunately many of us are in a rush most mornings these days. What is a quick way to get both your breakfast and morning coffee into your body?

If you are already a fan of protein shakes and cold drinks, consider combining your morning coffee with your favorite flavor of protein shake like chocolate, vanilla, caramel or peanut butter with cold coffee and ice.

Combine your cup of coffee, a cup of ice and your protein shake in a Bullet or Ninja style blender and blend until smooth. You may want to experiment with the proportions.

Ideally the coffee would no longer be hot. Warm to cold is OK. Consider brewing your coffee the night before and refrigerating it.

For tea drinkers consider combing cooled green tea with berries, citrus or stone fruits.

Additionally, one could add other vitamins, herbs, supplement powders or even vegetables.

New Study Suggest Coffee May Be Medicine for the Liver

According to a new study drinking three to four cups of either decaffeinated or caffeinated coffee can reduce one’s risk of getting or dying from chronic liver diseases.

Coffee drinkers, according to the study, were 21% less likely to develop chronic liver disease, had a 20% less chance of chronic or fatty liver disease and 49% less likely to die from chronic liver disease than non-coffee drinkers.

The study comes from the journal called BMC Public Health.

Author’s stated that coffee is widely accessible and could even be an avenue toward preventative treatment for chronic liver disease.

This would be very valuable for people with poor or no health insurance and those who live in countries or areas with less access to medical care.