Coffee and tea are essential. They are the focal point of many family gatherings, late night study sessions, board meetings and chats with friends - and the drinks are constantly evolving.
Seasonal drinks are still in vogue. Chris Wood, owner of Red Bank's Be Caffeinated, says "anything with pumpkin in it is super popular." That holds true as the seasons continue to change - people will move from pumpkin to marshmallow to gingerbread.
But another trend has been on the rise recently: curiosity.
Last year alone saw a boom in coffee and tea trends, and customers are getting more experimental. From dalgona, or whipped coffees, to milk alternatives and flavored matcha drinks, caffeine-lovers are getting curious and creative with how they consume, eager to try new things.
Amber Forgani, owner and manager of Culture Coffee Co.