Coffee, more than likely. For years now, coffee has headed the list of the most popular beverages, and the range of coffees in all available forms seems to increase almost daily. Baristas now need to be almost as versatile as cocktail-specialist barkeepers, and they have to work just as quickly. This is why the new ranges of cream chargers, cream dispensers and cream whippers are flying off the shelves of the wholesale warehouses and into retail outlets, and from there to restaurants, cafés and residences.
Whipped cream is an essential ingredient in many popular recipes, as cooks and chefs know, but whipping cream has never been a favourite task; now, nitro (N20) tools are at hand to take the chore into the 21st century.
Party time, or day to day selling; what is the customer, or guest, expecting? The Old Favourites need to top the list here. These are the products that no retailer, wholesaler, or party host can afford to run out of. Of course it’s a good idea to be able to offer something new, something different, something slightly avant garde, but your customer, or your guest, is likely to be disappointed and surprised if they cannot have Coca Cola, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, root or ginger beer or one of the more popular brands of orange juice.
For some years, these brands have been heading the lists of popular beverages, and there is little sign of that changing to any significant degree.
But there is still plenty of room for innovation, and cocktails head the popular drinks lists in most bars, with bartenders and other staff taking a pride in the range they can offer. Chefs too have a part to play, and the increasing popularity of food photography, now taking the name foodporn, is greeted by some with enthusiasm, and by others with resignation; it is probably here to stay.
That being the case, it had better look good. And an efficient cream dispenser will see that it does, whether it is called upon to demonstrate the traditional swirl on a bowl of soup, or the final touch on a five-star gateau or fruit mousse.
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