Coffee has always been a staple in the lifestyle of busy and popular people. From coffee dates and the “morning cup of Joe”, coffee is an ever present part of our lives. At this point, though, drinking your coffee black is a statement. There’s so many different kinds of lattes and cappuccinos that setting out to try every kind of coffee can take months! Here are 11 of the most unusual cups of coffee you can find.
1. Avocado Latte
Avocados are a power food. They’re healthy, they’re tasty, and they go with anything. You can put it in your salad, you can spread it over toast with some tabasco, or you can make a latte in it! The Avocado Latte has become the butt of numerous jokes about millennials, but it’s tasty. Life is short, and if indulging in a new coffee craze makes you happy – go for it!
2. Clear Coffee
Unlike the Avocado Latte, the clear coffee craze is very niche. It’s not available worldwide and its taste is highly unusual. It’s a “hate it or love it” drink, and the split between people who enjoy it vs people who don’t seems to fall right around the 50% line. Either way – don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!
3. Charcoal Coffee
Charcoal coffee (like the avocado latte) combines everyone’s favorite cup of joe with some undeniable health benefits. When consumed in moderation, charcoal coffee can be good for your metabolism, as the charcoal powder absorbs toxins and helps your body get rid of them. What’s more, using charcoal for latte art can give you more color to play with! And, of course, it looks amazing on any Instagram account.
4. Sizzling Charcoal Coffee
Oh, the charcoal coffee isn’t hardcore enough for you? You find it to be too mainstream and accessible? What if the charcoal is taken right out of a fire and put into your coffee? Sizzling, hot, and delicious! Sizzling charcoal coffee is (as of now) a very local craze originating from Indonesia, but it’ll make it’s way to your local hipster coffee shop in no time. If you drink your coffee black, this is a good way to go the extra mile and make it extra black and extra hot!
5. Vicious Coffee
Vicious Coffee is a coffee shop in South Australia that prides itself on serving its clients with #TheWorldsStrongestCoffee. A very telling element of their operations is that they sell their coffee in tailor-made flasks with a “Vicious Coffee” inscription. If you want to stay awake for hours and look like a badass – buy one of their flasks. Energy and 12 points to your “coolness” stat are guaranteed.
Not everyone who enjoys the taste of good coffee can handle the extra energy brought by caffeine. Many people give decaf coffee a bad reputation for its lack of caffeine, but finding good decaffeinated beans is actually pretty difficult. A good cup of decaf coffee is harder to come by than you think, so if you find it – value it.
7. Insomnia Coffee
Another contender for the status of the world’s strongest cup of coffee. While most coffee has between 200-250mg of caffeine, this brand sells beans and coffee that has upwards of 400mg of caffeine in it! In fact, this coffee is so strong that it comes with a warning: drinking too much of this kind of coffee can cause heart problems. Also, if you have anxiety, it’s probably (in fact, it’s definitely) best to stay away from such high dosages of caffeine.
8. Meringue Coffee
This one is a recipe for diabetes. It’s a delicious recipe for diabetes. It’s an espresso with sugar topped with Meringue (which is just egg whites and sugar). This drink originated in South Korea, but has quickly made its way to coffee shops in NYC, LA, Paris, Vienna, and Berlin.
9. Bulletproof Coffee
Bulletproof coffee was a giant trend in the world of people obsessed with productivity, life-hacks, and completed to-do lists. The goal of bulletproof coffee is to pack the largest amount of energy and health into a single cup. Sure, you have to make some sacrifices in terms of taste and visual appeal, but the end result makes you a productivity machine! Bulletproof coffee is black coffee with added butter, and Brain Octane oil. The result is a drink that suppresses hunger, brings a tidal wave of energy, and kickstarts your metabolism like nothing else!
10. Tonic Coffee
Tonic coffee is usually made by mixing cold brew coffee with some tonic water. The result is a refreshing, extra bitter drink that’s perfect for people who enjoy cold coffee but try their best to stay away from usual cold-coffee staples (ice cream, cold milk, ice, etc.). Fans of cold brew coffee will know that it’s much thicker and often tastes like it has a little alcohol, so adding tonic water seems like an obvious way to accentuate the coffee’s taste and to make it a little thinner.
11. Wine Coffee
Irish Coffee (with either Bushmills or Jameson Irish whiskey), Mexican Coffee (with tequila), and now Wine coffee (which I feel should be called French Coffee). Much like in the case of tonic coffee, adding wine to caffeinated drinks adds to the flavor. However, unlike tonic coffee, adding wine also adds to the fun! You might have to wait until you’re 21 before you try this, but I assure you that it’s worth it.