Food Futures: Trends To Watch For In 2005

In Vancouver, a food city extraordinaire, it's hard to keep up with rapid-fire changes, discoveries and developments. These are just some of food trends to watch for in the year ahead.

COLD-BREWED COFFEE

Seattle's Best and other coffee bars have been using cold-brewed coffee for their cold coffee drinks but consumers who want a bold coffee with less acidity (about two-thirds of regular coffee) and less caffeine are lapping it up. Seattle's Best sells Toddy Cold Brew Coffeemakers for $34.95. They require coarse-ground coffee beans, brewed overnight in cold water. It produces a concentrate to which you add hot or cold water.

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