You’ve probably seen them popping up all over your Facebook feed the past few weeks, in blues and greens and yellows and pinks. What ever happened to regular old coffee? It definitely seems that the café scene in Australia is seeing a rise in health promoting, functional beverages, and bringing some interesting colours into the mix. Have you been brave enough to try one yet?
Golden ‘Mylk’ – what is it?
Also known as Golden Lattes, Turmeric Lattes or Turmeric Milk. This is the one you've most likely seen in your cafes and health stores as of late. Its golden colour is attributed to the use of turmeric, fresh or dry. The ‘y’ in ‘mylk’ denotes an alternative to dairy milk; usually almond or coconut. Turmeric is being promoted heavily at the moment due to its high levels of curcumin, an antioxidant that may play a beneficial role in inflammation. You’re probably used to seeing turmeric as an ingredient in Indian food, not your coffee! This hot drink is usually combined with some honey, ginger and pepper to make a nice alternative to a chai latte. As with most overnight wellness sensations, it pays to keep your expectations grounded in regards to the purported benefits, but if you enjoy the taste, these could make a great substitute to your regular coffee order.
The line-up of rainbow lattes at Too Many Chiefs — @too_manychiefs