Top Beverage Flavor Trends For 2017

What will be the top beverage flavor of 2017? The answer may surprise you.  The “flavor architects” at the nation’s top beverage development company, Flavorman, weigh in on their predictions for the top beverage flavor trends.

What will be the top beverage flavors of 2017?
What will be the top beverage flavors of 2017?

What are the Top Beverage Flavor Trends for 2017?

The flavor forecast for 2017 is shaping up to be all about seeking healthy and clean, oldies but goodies, and exploring a bit of the exotic. Tumeric, coconut, and spice top the beverage flavor list. The nation’s top beverage development company, Flavorman, and their team of flavor experts predict the top beverage flavor trends we can expect to see more of in 2017.

1. Tumeric ( The “New” Ginger)


Tumeric takes first on the list of top beverage flavor trends for 2017. Tumeric brings to the beverage its distinctive flavor, mildly aromatic with a sense of orange and ginger and health benefits. This herb and kitchen staple is the top trending flavor for 2017.

The age-old spice Tumeric is known for its warm, sharp taste and golden color. Its powerful health benefits range from reducing cholesterol to controlling diabetes. Known as the “new” ginger, it is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Tumeric is usually found in teas. such as cold and flu fighting apple green tea and cleansing smoothies like carrot, beet, and turmeric.

Tumeric tops the list of top beverage flavor trends for 2017.
Tumeric tops the list of top beverage flavor trends for 2017. Photo Credit: Sanjay Acharya – en-wikipedia

2. Coconut – Tree of Life


Coconut is known for its distinct tropical flavor. This exquisite flavor has a subtle sweetness with undertones of butterscotch and caramel. Taking the second spot on the Top Beverage Flavor Trends list, it provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk and oil. Coconut is known for its healing properties for treating asthma, kidney stones, and tumors.

Coconut is known for its distinct tropical flavor, landing #2 on the 2017 Top Beverage Flavor Trends
Coconut is known for its distinct tropical flavor, landing #2 on the 2017 Top Beverage Flavor Trends

3. Some Like It Hot 

Spicy flavors are turning products up a notch, and taking the third spot on the Top Beverage Flavor Trends. Hot and spicy flavors have risen in popularity in beverages over recent years due in part to the ongoing interest and exploration of ethnic cuisines across the United States. Major distillers are creating specific line extensions to add spice to their already existing products such as spicy versions of rum, bourbon, and whiskey.

The Black Pearl, bourbon cocktail recipe courtesy of Chaminade Resort & Spa
The Black Pearl, bourbon cocktail recipe courtesy of Chaminade Resort & Spa

Runners Up

Herbal accent flavors make traditional flavors more interesting and unique. Coffee in non-coffee beverages such as cream liquors, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Right now, chili and chocolate are popular in coffee, combining two trends on the list.

Runners up of Top Beverage Flavor Trends, are chili and chocolate in coffee. (pictured here Harbinger Coffee, Fort Collins, Colorado)
Runners up of Top Beverage Flavor Trends, are chili and chocolate in coffee. (pictured here Harbinger Coffee, Fort Collins, Colorado)

That’s So Last Year

The top flavors of 2016 were ginger, orange, and lime. In fact, these beverage flavors are regulars. Orange is #1 or #2 almost every year. In an unusual case this year, Tumeric is part of the ginger family and trading places for the number one spot.

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More about Flavorman

David Dafoe founded Flavorman in 1992.  Flavorman’s  beverage architects have helped develop top brands like Jones Soda, Chiquita, Joia All Natural Sodas and Crispin Cider. The international custom beverage development company at 809 South 8th Street in downtown Louisville has developed beverages such as energy drinks, flavored spirits, ready to drink beverages, juice, and mixers. Let’s talk about a dream job.

 

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