“A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent”
There are so many types of coffee on offer today; for the Tea Lounge at St Martins our main priority is ethically sourced coffee, but we like to keep up to date with what’s going on in the wider coffee world.
There’s always trends going round on making coffee’s look amazing, and here are a few we found which we really liked…
Smurf Vegan Latte
This is a latte. Which is blue. Like a smurf…what’s not to love? The smurf vegan latte originated in Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, Australia. They use E3 live blue algae powder to give it the distinctive blue colour, which is blended with coconut milk to make it suitable for vegans. They have an interesting menu which also includes mushroom and beetroot lattes, unlike anything we have seen before. Check it out below:
Image Source: http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/taste-testing-the-latest-melbourne-cafe-gimmick-the-blue-algae-latte-20160714-gq5qkl.html Photo: Simon Schluter
There seems to be a trend recently for rainbow coloured foods, and coffee hasn’t escaped this. Rainbow coffee was created by Las Vegas based barista Mason Salisbury at Sambalatte. You can have a look at his work on his iheartbrew Instagram account- they are so pretty!
Image- iheartbrew Instagram
The Ripple Maker
The Ripple Maker is a really cool invention, allowing you to put a design from an image library onto your coffee. You can print anything you like in foam, check it out here: http://www.coffeeripples.com/ We would love one but we might have a bit of saving to do…
Picture of the ripple maker coffee: Instagram
Meringue topped coffee
This was found at Takeout Drawing in Seoul. The café funds artwork and art space, and the coffees themselves are mini works of art.
Image source: http://danielfooddiary.com/2016/04/23/takeoutdrawing/