The Year of Turmeric


Editorial Policy

Published on

Last updated on

Turmeric tops Flavorman's trending flavors list.

(Photo: Cory Eldridge.)

[F]lavorman, a national beverage development company, has declared turmeric the top trending flavor for 2017 in its yearly flavor forecast.

Known for its warm, sharp taste and golden color, turmeric is often referred to as the “new ginger.” It’s loaded with antioxidants and boasts anti-inflammatory properties, also providing health benefits linked to cholesterol reduction and diabetes management. Turmeric is commonly found in medicinal teas and cleansing smoothies, often paired with carrots and beets.

Flavorman has been in business over twenty-five years and has developed over 40,000 beverage formulations in that time. The flavor experts didn’t stop with turmeric’s top ranking.

Coconut, a distinctly tropical flavor, was also noted by Flavorman as a flavor to watch in 2017. Like turmeric, coconut features a range of health benefits, noted as being useful in combating asthma, kidney stones, and tumors.

Spicy flavors rounded out 2017’s top trending list. Hot and spicy flavors have risen in popularity in beverages recently, due in part to the ongoing interest and exploration of world cuisines across the US. Major distillers are also adding spice to existing products, creating spicy versions of rum, bourbon, and whiskey, emphasizing the arrival of the hot and spicy trend.

Herbal accent flavors earned an honorable mention, as Flavorman pointed out their ability to enhance traditional flavors while making them more interesting and unique. Chili and chocolate were mentioned as flavors to watch this year as popular coffee additives.

Share This Article

Chris Lucia

Join 7,000+ coffee pros and get top stories, deals, and other industry goodies in your inbox each week.

Other Articles You May Like

How To Develop A Café Menu

Building your menu with with your customers and staff in mind sets the foundation for a successful café.
by Ellie Bradley | January 26, 2023

Heavy Rotation: On Picking Music For The Café

For many café owners, music tracks are that continuous backbeat under a busy coffee business, a statement of the space, and an exclamation of the people working there. More than just a mood setter,…
by Peter Agostinelli | January 10, 2023

Is It Time to Raise Your Prices?

Coffee shops face a challenge: should they absorb the rising cost of goods or pass along costs to the customer? Here’s how business owners decide when to increase menu prices.
by Haley Greene | January 4, 2023

Is Your Café Kid Friendly?

Menus, play areas, booster chairs, and a welcoming attitude show your kid-friendly colors.
by Ellie Bradley and Chris Lucia | January 3, 2023