While there are many different types of Asian coffee to indulge in, Cognoscenti Coffee in Los Angeles infuses exotic flavors into inventive new creations—a prime example of this is the Pandan Cold Brew Latte.
48-hour cold brew coffee, milk and a small scoop of ice are all essentials to this concoction, but what really makes it special is the vanilla and pandan simple syrup. Pandan is commonly used in Asian cooking, prized for its ability to enhance both sweet and savory dishes with its distinctive nutty floral flavors. As Jack Benchakul of Cognoscenti Coffee describes: "The nuttiness of the pandan complements the cold brew perfectly. There are aromatics of jasmine there, floating in the backdrop."
Preparing the pandan simple syrup is an involved process, but it yields an unusual Asian coffee that worth trying.