Coffee meets bagels and yeti coffee mugs are now on the menu at some cafes, as the trend has exploded.
In addition to a smart coffee table that makes coffee taste more like a bagel than a cup, cafes are also opening up to offer a selection of coffee beverages.
And the trend is spreading, too.
“I’m really excited about this trend,” says Lauren Riggs, co-owner of Coffee and Bagel at New Orleans’ Little Tokyo, which has a coffee and bagel cart that makes the same coffee and cup.
“The people who come here will love it.”
Riggs is excited to see the trend expand in the city where she lives.
“It’s the perfect place for people to come and grab a cup of coffee,” she says.
“When I started here, we had to order coffee and take a picture of it.
Now people can get a drink from a table and make it their own.”
The coffee is served by Riggs’ partner, an employee who is also a barista.
“She takes the cup and gives it to the barista,” says Riggs.
“We serve the coffee to people who love it.
It’s really good.
And when we do that, it’s just a happy place.”
Rigs is not alone in her love for the smart coffee barista’s role in making a drink more like the coffee itself.
“In my experience, the baristas really do a good job,” says Samantha, a 22-year-old New Yorker who works at New York’s TGI Fridays.
“And they’re really smart.”
In New York, a smart cafe offers a wide selection of drink options, ranging from espresso, lattes, and mochas to lattes and tea.
(Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP) Riggs and her partner have found success in selling coffee drinks that look like a regular cup.
But they have also seen the rise of other coffee-and-bagel cafes.
“Some people think the trend will end, but I don’t think so,” says Sara, a 28-year old Brooklynite who works as a manager at a New York City-based coffee and cafe chain.
“There’s always going to be a place for a regular coffee, and I think there’s going to continue to be one place for that.”
Like many of these cafes, New Orleans has a long history of catering to people with specific interests.
“You can get the same cup of iced coffee and it tastes different,” says Laura, a 37-year veteran of the New Orleans coffee industry who now works at an upscale coffee shop in the area.
“Sometimes it’s like, ‘This isn’t good.’
But that’s okay.
You can drink it any way you want.”
Coffee and bagels have become a part of the culture in the United States, too, and they’re gaining popularity in other countries.
“Americans love their coffee, so when we open up a coffee shop or cafe, they like to go in there and have a coffee, too,” says Jill, a 25-year employee at a Los Angeles coffee shop that has a smart-and bagel cafe in the heart of the city.
Jill and her husband, Paul, opened the shop in 2012 to sell the same bagels they do at New Yorkers’ favorite coffee shop, and it’s been a hit.
They’ve also started selling other popular coffee drinks, like iced tea and lattes.
Jill says she’s seeing an uptick in requests from American customers to buy their coffee.
“They’re more and more asking to get their coffee from our store,” she explains.
“What do you do with the coffee?
It’s like a new world for us.”
Jill’s business is a big part of her job, but she says she’d like to see other coffee shops follow her lead.
“If other coffee chains will expand to serve other coffee drinks in a similar way, it will be really great,” she concludes.
“People will want to get a coffee like they do with other drinks.”
Coffee meets iced teas and lattés have become popular in coffee shops around the world, especially in the U.S. (Reuters) The rise of coffee and tea has brought new coffee- and bag-making opportunities to coffee-makers around the globe.
And as the demand for coffee has grown, so have the types of coffee drinks being served.
Coffee meets tea is one such trend, as coffee and teas have become trendy as a way to enjoy a cup or two of coffee, while tea is a popular beverage to mix with a latte.
There’s a reason for that.
According to the International Coffee Organization, tea and coffee are the world’s two largest beverages, accounting for approximately three-quarters of all coffee drinks consumed worldwide.
“Tea is the new coffee, coffee is the tea,” says Rob