The London Coffee Festival is one of the most anticipated events on the global coffee calendar. It brings together coffee specialists, baristas, and coffee lovers from around the world. As we look ahead to the 2023 edition of the festival, several trends are set to dominate this industry.

Here are five trends to watch out for at the London Coffee Festival 2023.

1. Pesticide Awareness

– Coffee is among the most heavily chemically treated foods in the world. As consumers become more conscious of the environmental impact of food production, organic coffee has become an increasingly important topic. At the London Coffee Festival 2023, we can expect to see a growing emphasis on organic coffee and the importance of reducing pesticide use in coffee production. Organic coffee is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. This makes it a more eco-friendly and sustainable choice for coffee lovers. Organic farming helps to preserve soil health and biodiversity, which is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems.

In contrast, the overuse of pesticides in coffee production can have a significant impact on the environment and human health. Pesticides can contaminate soil and water sources, leading to ecological damage and potential health risks for farmers and consumers alike.

Expect to see coffee roasters and producers showcasing their commitment to organic and sustainable production. We may see more emphasis on traceability and transparency in coffee production, allowing consumers to make more informed choices about the coffee they drink.


2. Zero Dairy Cafés

– It is impossible to ignore the meteoric rise of oat milk in specialty coffee. More people than ever before are adopting plant-based diets. Therefore, We expect to see even more innovation in plant-based options at the London Coffee Festival 2023. From oat milk lattes to vegan-friendly coffee cakes, there will be plenty of options for those looking for plant-based alternatives. The question is, will 2023 be the year that some cafes stop stocking dairy milks all together?


3. Adaptogenic Coffee

– As a nation we are addicted to the daily coffee buzz, but we are also aware that our morning caffeine kicks have a downside. Wellness brands are harnessing the power of natural plant adaptogens and nootropics to counter this. Palm represents innovative mushroom coffee brand Fungtn, which harnesses potent Lion’s Mane mushrooms to increase focus and productivity but counter the harshness of caffeine:


4. Sustainability

– Sustainability has become a key concern for coffee lovers, and this trend is only set to grow in the coming years. At the London Coffee Festival 2023, expect to see a greater emphasis on eco-friendly and sustainable practices in coffee production, from sustainable farming methods to compostable packaging across all formats, even pods.


5. Digital Innovation

– As technology continues to evolve, expect to see greater use of digital innovation in the world of coffee. From mobile ordering and payment systems to augmented reality experiences, there will be plenty of opportunities for London PR agencies and food and drink PR specialists to showcase the latest digital innovation.


As these trends demonstrate, the London Coffee Festival 2023 will be a showcase of the latest innovations and trends in the world of coffee. For food and drink PR agencies and London PR agencies, this presents a fantastic opportunity to connect with coffee lovers and showcase the best of the industry to a global audience.


The food & drink PR team at Palm will be attending this year’s London Coffee Festival – we hope to see you there!