While the Taiwanese have been enjoying salty coffee for years, the drink is only just beginning to gain popularity in North America. One shop that is helping introduce Americans to the sweet and salty beverage is Pearl's Finest Teas in Los Angeles, California.
Pearl's Finest Teas is a hip boba tea shop that is popular with the Millennial crowd due to its colorful drinks and Instagram-friendly decor. One of the shop's most unique drinks is its Sea Salt Black Coffee, which is a take on the popular Taiwanese drink. The salty coffee consists of 48-hour cold brew made from locally roasted Gaviña beans, infused with pink Himalayan sea salt and then topped with a thick layer of velvety vanilla whipped cream. The result is a perfect blend of sweet and salty flavors with nutty vanilla undertones.
With flavors such as salted caramel already popular at many coffee shops, salty coffee could be the next drink to take the coffee world by storm.