Trends we spotted week 12


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At we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, amongst others Matcha beer for a green St. Patrick’s Day, mitigating global hunger crisis using next generation technologies and there is a map displaying women-owned restaurants across the US.

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Matcha beer | For a green St. Patrick’s Day Beer

Spiking beer with green tea powder makes for a festive (and surprisingly) delicious refresher. Steven Ramirez, owner of 29B Teahouse in the East Village in NYC, has been perfecting his own take on the almost-neon drink. “I first came across matcha beer when I was living in Kyoto in 2010,”. The tea expert was immediately intrigued by the unsung pairing. “I began to randomly try different beers with different matchas.” Ramirez, who also runs Tea Dealers, the city’s boutique tea importer, explains it was important to “understand the relationship between taste, texture and technique in bringing the two agents together.” Read the article at Tasting Table.

Shower Beer

Shower Beer is a a sweet but strong pale ale in a 18 cl small bottle meant to gulp in three sips while standing in the shower getting ready for the night. The beer was made by Snask in Sweden, has an alcohol percentage of 10 percent and costs around € 11,-.

Retro-themed restaurant where Tesla owners can recharge their car

Reviving drive-in style food service is one amenity Tesla is considering implementing at a new supercharger station in LA. Tesla‘s reputation as a future-focused company is being challenged by none other than Elon Musk himself. In an early 2018 tweet, Musk hinted at throwback concept for a new supercharger location in California, Santa Monica. Read more at PSFK. | Mitigating global hunger crisis using next generation technologies

Hunger is a global crisis and impacting the world for a very long time. Significant efforts have been made in the past by various organizations employing various means to address this persisting problem. Despite this, it still remains far from being resolved. Recently, the United Nations has published a report on global hunger, which claims that the global food production is fairly enough to feed the entire world with a population of about 7.3 billion. However, a major quantity of the food grown is not channeled appropriately and effectively to reach the needy and thus gets wasted unfortunately. Using the advanced computer technologies, we devise and develop a web-based computational framework ( that serves as a bridge between the food waste and the hunger to mitigate the hunger issue; the food waste is the excess, unused, edible food, which otherwise is destined to the dumpster unfortunately. The encourages and assists the food waste donation announcements with the least minimal efforts with the best possible outreach. Through the, the food donations are globally searchable by the needy, with enough additional information imparted for quick decisions making to fetch the appropriate donated food. The is envisioned to be a fully functional organization eventually with global outreach.

RestaurantHER | Map displaying women-owned restaurants across the US

Delivery platform Grubhub partnered with the Women Chefs & Restaurateurs association this month to create RestaurantHER, an online map displaying women-owned restaurants across the US. When diners type their zip code into the platform, they can find nearby restaurants. Grubhub aims to increase business for female owners and address the food industry’s gender gap – according to Grubhub, only 20% of chefs are female. Via the daily inspiration of Trendwatching.

The Sustainable Restaurant Association | One Planet Plate

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is a British organization that puts sustainability first in the culinary sector. With One Planet Plate, they want to encourage chefs worldwide to put delicious and sustainable dishes on their menu. The will launch their campaign this weekend, the 24th of March, coincide with WWF’s EArth Hour. The campaign is supported by hundreds of restaurants and chefs in England, including Yotam Ottolenghi.

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