Coffee has recently seen a renaissance, both through its renewed popularity among younger consumers, as well as through exciting innovations within the coffee space – such as cold-brewed and pour-over coffee. According to data from Technomic's Volumix Coffee Report, sales for single-cup coffee SKUs increased 62% in 2015. In a related turn, the average per-pound price for single-cup coffee SKUs rose 6% between 2014 and 2015. Further, the overall SKU share for single-cup coffee rose from 3% in 2014 to 4% in 2015.

This information, as well as the wealth of other valuable data points featured in the Volumix Coffee Report, can keep suppliers ahead of the curve by providing a 360 degree view of what operators are purchasing, what the operator space is demanding, and other relevant happenings within the trend-setting independent sector.

Other takeaways from the Volumix Coffee Report include:

• In 2015, S&D Coffee and Douwe Egberts led all brands in total volume and sales among distributed brands.

• Vanilla, followed by mocha and chocolate, were the top flavor callouts mentioned among distributed SKUs in 2015.

• Colombian and Arabica were the top origin callouts mentioned among distributed SKUs in 2015. The Top 10 coffee SKUs make up 29% of all SKUs distributed in 2015.