Tuesday 04 October 2022

Meringue Coffee is the latest weird coffee shop trend

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Remember when coffee was something mums drank out of chipped promotional mugs and dunked stale Hobnobs in? Or the lingering scent of Nescafe on your English teacher’s breath?

Not anymore. The hot beverage isn’t simply knocked back in brown swill form for a morning caffeine boost. It’s a way of life, a legitimate career path, and, like, a totally emotional experience.

It can also get pretty fucking stupid. Not content with the “deconstructed” flat white, caffeine-free (but pretty!) blue latte, or even the perennially popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, one cafe in South Korea is now trying to make meringue coffee happen.

As The Independent reports, Take Out Drawing cafe in Seoul has begun serving its espressos topped with huge mountains of meringue.

The meringue doesn’t melt, so customers can break off pieces and dip them into the coffee for a delicious egg white and sugar-infused cup o’ joe.

Unsurprisingly, the coffees have been a hit on Instagram.

Phoebe Hurst

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