In this issue of Inside Drinks, we shine the spotlight on botanicals within beverages and analyse the upcoming trends for 2018.

We also discover how to entice consumers in the online market, learn more about the fermented functional beverage kombucha and profile non-alcoholic alternatives.

Moreover, we explore how excess coffee cup packaging is being put to good use, find out how smart and intelligent technology is becoming more commonplace and look at the canned craft beer sector.

Sonia Sharma, editor