Coffee's taste will change
It's easy to forget that coffee's actually a fruit, not a smoky bomb of sprudge. As specialty roasters become more popular, fruitier flavors will become more prominent.
Pour-overs are all the rage in coffee nerd circles and convenience is the trend everywhere else. Invented by one of the panelists, the recently Kickstarted Invergo is an efficient middle-ground.
The Internet of things will include coffee makers
A pair of super-expensive coffee machines have just hit the market (the Blossom One and BKON) with Wi-Fi capability such that they can download and execute recipes from coffee roasters for the best way to make their specific beans.
Milk and sugar will become less popular
As appreciation of more complex coffee flavors grows, people will be less likely to douse their coffee with milk and sugar.
Dan Gentile is a staff writer on Thrillist's National Food and Drink team. The future of his coffee-drinking starts at 3pm today. Follow him to afternoon pour-overs at @Dannosphere.