Third Wave Coffee Shops
Today’s era started in the early 2000s, and is marked by small roasters working directly with specific farmers and producers, chemically analyzing beans, and giving deep scrutiny to methodologies, all in pursuit of the most ideal form of espresso or pour. The shops themselves have reflected this pivot to emphasize the bean and its devoted disciples.
Whether they feature modern color-blocked interiors or reclaimed wood and roasting equipment, Third Wave coffee shops emphasize the barista, beans and cashier above all else. The exalted coffee, and the efficiency or spectacle of making it, are what the spaces highlight.
taken from TouchBistro – 2017 Coffee Trends Report