How do you drink your cuppa? Bulletproof coffee? So passé! Cold brews and pour-overs? Zzzzz. We’re talking Cannabis coffee, donut-coffee, rainbow coffee and sparkly unicorn tears brewed with magic!
Hands up who needs a cup of the strong stuff to get you through your morning after another night being woken up by the little darlings?
We bring you all the latest gimmicky fads in coffee just in case you want to throw caution to the wind and swap your regular capp for something crazy. Do it mama – it’s time to get turnt up!
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Rainbow coffee has to be the very thing of every Instajunkie’s dreams. It’s made by swirling the milk with all manner of food dye, before adding to your espresso shot to make up a cappuccino or flat white. The folks at Botany at Robertson Quay will make this for you if you ask nicely but the owner Cassandra Tan prefers natural coffee sans food dye herself.
Find it here: Botany, Roberston Quay, Singapore
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the compound in marijuana and hemp (the one that doesn’t get you high) and is said to have therapeutic benefits, including reducing inflammation, decreasing anxiety, and reducing seizures. CBD oil coffee isn’t just CBD oil added to coffee it was conceptualised by Flower Power Coffee Co in America and they actually infuse CBD oil into ground beans before they’re brewed. The result? Debatable but some say it gives the alertness (and productivity) of coffee but without the jitters! Question is – would it be legal in Singers?
Find it here: Bogarts CBD Coffee House, UK
Image credit: Bogarts CBD House Facebook
This pastel blue bell latte is caffeine free and dairy free. Latte is derived from the Italian word for milk coffee “Caffe Latte” so if there’s no coffee in this Blue Bell Latte can you still technically call it a latte? It is made with coconut milk and coloured completely naturally using the blue petals of anti-oxidant rich butterfly pea flowers. It’s pretty drinkable – a sweet, creamy, mild drink that your kids will probably enjoy more than you (bring on the hard caffeine for us mamas!).
Find it here: Tiong Bahru Bakery, Singapore (various locations)
There’s deconstructed hot coffee (literally just three vessels, one with espresso, the other hot water and milk on the side), and then for iced coffee there’s this: Espresso coffee in frozen into ice cubes and served with cold milk on the side. At the Hangar they even make their own almond milk for this set up (weekends only).
Psst! If you like your coffee cold, thick and creamy then you’ll love the Avofreak — iced coffee thickened with avocado and ice cream. You’ll have trouble convincing the kids it’s for adults only, though!
Find it here: Hangar, Singapore
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Not your standard way to take your daily dose of caffeine, this combo just might help you keep the party going during a big night out. This drink is just one of the coffee cocktails on the menu at new bar 78 Alkofelic! If that’s a little too left field, how about an Espresso Martini or Irish Coffee? The coffee comes from fresh brews made with single-origin Ethiopian beans or 78 Alkofelic’s in-house blends.
Find it here: 78 Alkofelic, Singapore
Image credit: 78 Alkofelic
Is actually there any coffee in here? Who cares! With bright pink swirls mixed with the creamy white soy milk (it’s completely dairy-free), we are sure the good dose of beetroot antioxidants will give you a boost like caffeine couldn’t.
Don’t want a red drink? Look out for Carrotsticks & Cravings’ Mermaid Latte (Organic Chai Spiced with Blue Flower and Spirulina), or there’s purple coffee made with sweet purple potato at Fresh Fruits Lab, and green coffee in the form of Iced Matcha Latte at Wakey Wakey.
Find it here: Carrotsticks & Cravings Cafe, Singapore
Image credit: Carrotsticks & Cravings
There’s a cafe up some rickety stairs on foodie Amoy Street selling little bottles of magic for $10. Or, to be more precise, bottles of cold brewed coffee made with single origin Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans, slightly sweetened and then infused with magic. Shake to release the magical golden sparkle. If you are looking for a caffeine-free version to reverse any bad luck, hunt down their blue bottle of sparkly Unicorn Tears.
Find it here: Dapper Coffee, Singapore
Inage credit: Dapper Coffee
Everyone likes donuts, amirite? And coffee. So how’s about putting one in the other? That’s what the Donut Latte is all about. This pretty creation sees a pink frosted mini donut plopped into a simple latte for full Instagram effect. We have only one question: why is this not happening in Singapore yet?!
Find it here: Old Ferry Donut, Korea
Image sourced via Konest
If donuts in coffee ain’t your thing, how about coffee in a donut? Kenilworth Bakery in the Sunshine Coast takes a donut, hollows it out, then spreads the inside with sweet hazelnut chocolate paste before then filling it up with coffee. Do you eat it or drink it?That’s what we want to know!
Find it here: Kenilworth Bakery, Australia
Image credit: Kenilworth Bakery
The Turmeric Coconut latte combines house-made coconut milk (tastes soo good!) and turmeric powder resulting in a creamy earthy sweet drink that is packed with goodness (turmeric is a miracle spice, after all!) and is dairy-free to boot. The pièce de résistance is in the presentation – a golden yellow coloured drink topped off with a crafty swirl of orange turmeric powder (ask for no honey if you don’t like it too sweet).
Find it here: The Social Space
Espresso or cold brew tonics are just the thing to order when you want coffee but it’s too hot outside to consider a hot drink. Enter the cold brew tonic of coffee, tonic and ice. The bright flavours of the tonic’s quinine is said to complement the acidity of coffee.
Find it here: Caffe Fernet, Birds of Feather, Benjamin Barker (pictured)
Lead image: Rainbow coffee at Piggy Back Cafe, Australia credit @exseedingnutrition,