When most people think of spicy coffee, they think of warming spices with a kick or perhaps even chili pepper infusions. Round K Cafe is a Korean coffee shop located in New York City's Lower East Side that does its spiced coffee in a completely different way.
The Wasabi Latte is a distinctive menu item from the Round K Cafe that's prepared with a shot of espresso, steamed milk and wasabi that's combined with a house-made simple syrup. When it comes to enjoying the spicy latte, cafe customers have the chance to order a caffeine-free version of the latte, or ask for the shot of wasabi syrup on the side in order to tailor the inclusion of the green Japanese condiment exactly to their taste.
Round K Cafe Combines Steamed Milk, Espresso and Wasabi in a Drink
1. Spicy Coffee Innovation - The unique combination of wasabi and coffee in the Wasabi Latte presents an opportunity for cafes and coffee shops to experiment with non-traditional spicy coffee flavors.
2. Customizable Drinks - Offering the option to customize the inclusion of wasabi syrup in the latte allows cafes to tap into the growing trend of personalized and tailored beverages.
3. Asian Fusion Beverages - The incorporation of a traditional Japanese condiment like wasabi in a coffee beverage highlights the potential for blending different cultural flavors and appealing to diverse consumer preferences.
1. Coffee Shops and Cafes - Coffee shops and cafes can explore the trend of incorporating unconventional ingredients like wasabi to create unique and standout menu items.
2. Beverage and Flavoring Industry - The development of specialty syrups and flavorings, such as wasabi syrup, opens up opportunities for companies in the beverage and flavoring industry to cater to niche flavor preferences.
3. Food and Beverage Innovation - The introduction of the Wasabi Latte showcases the potential for innovative experimentation and cross-cultural fusion within the food and beverage industry.