As cafes are increasing their unusual beverage offerings to appeal to experiential food lovers, businesses such as New York City's Round K cafe are offering social media-worthy beverages like black iced lattes.
Rather than include activated charcoal in the formulation of this iced latte, the cafe instead uses organic coconut ash that gives the beverage its stark black color. The rest of the beverage is made with espresso, 98% processed cacao and almond milk, and has a thick and creamy texture.
The Round K brand labels the beverage as being "matte black," and the fact that it contains no dairy was an intentional decision to ensure that those who are lactose intolerant, or sensitive to the ingredient, are able to consume it.
Round K is Offering an Unusual Ink-Black Iced Latte
Mishal Omar — June 6, 2017 — Lifestyle
References: refinery29 & foodandwine