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4 Ways Third Wave Coffee is Changing the UK | Specialty Coffee

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Like it or not, the third wave coffee movement is here to stay. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, third wave coffee essentially refers to the growing influx of premium speciality coffee products up and down the UK. Specialty coffee having become the everyday norm in the lives of millions of java-lovers, who in many cases have become part of the third wave coffee movement without even realising it!

Even if you don’t consider yourself part of the growing speciality coffee culture, you’ll have seen plenty of signs of the revolution going on around you.  You may have no idea what aeropress, chemex, V60 and cold brew coffee is all about, but you only need to visit the average town or city centre right now to see the third wave coffee movement in action.

And of course, it goes without saying that once you’ve experienced the delights of specialty coffee for yourself, you’ll see exactly what all the fuss is about!

So to illustrate the point a little more clearly, here’s a quick rundown of four ways third wave coffee is changing the UK as a whole:

A growing specialty coffee market

For one thing, demand for the highest-quality speciality coffee is higher than it’s ever been before. What’s more, it’s also continuing to accelerate at record-pace.  Even those who previously showed little to no interest in specialty coffee are being swept away by the undeniable appeal of the third wave coffee movement. It’s no longer simply about economy – people want the kind of coffee they can savour to the very last drop!

Skilled baristas and speciality coffee experts

It wasn’t long ago that the most you can expect from a barista would be a decent cappuccino, or perhaps an expertly-pulled espresso. These days, skilled baristas are whipping up the kind of gourmet coffee that go far above and beyond anything we could have dreamed of a few years ago. Not only do they know everything there is to know about specialty coffee, they know how to create award-winning masterpieces with the most extraordinary brewing technology.

New brewing methods and styles for gourmet coffee

Speaking of which, walk into any speciality coffee shop these days and you’re pretty much guaranteed to see the most extraordinary contingency of brewing paraphernalia behind the counter. Whichever specific type of coffee you decide to go for, chances are you’ll be able to choose from at least a handful of different brewing methods. What’s more, advancements in brewing technology and related machinery are being stepped up all the time.

Third wave coffee culture

Last but not least – and at the risk of annoying those who believe otherwise – the third wave coffee movement has transformed the coffee culture and general coffee culture of the UK. Stylish and sophisticated in the extreme, we’ve reached a point where those who take their coffee seriously now sneer at the thought of ordering a flat latte. Like it or loathe it, it’s a part of the UK’s new coffee culture that’s here to stay!

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