Goth Latte is an All Black Coffee Drink with Surprising Health Benefits

It seems like colorful foods are all the rage these days, and it’s not hard to see why—rainbow hues are a feast for the eyes. But black is now making a bold statement in sweet treats like ice cream, and its ominous beauty has recently taken the latte world by storm. Using activated charcoal, trendy cafes are creating stone grey drinks that’ll delight your inner goth. And, it turns out, they’ve got unique health benefits, too.

Lattes aren’t exactly considered healthy indulgences, but this activated charcoal drink is a detox for your body. It’s said to cleanse your digestive system of unwanted substances—although medical professionals say you consume it in recommended doses. (Learn more about activated charcoal here.) In small amounts like a charcoal latte, however, it’s both delicious and can be a nice boost for your body.

The hot drink is popping up in London and Australian cafes, but you can also make it at home. Brit + Co. has an easy-to-follow charcoal latte recipe that sounds tasty. If you’re in need of activated charcoal, it’s also conveniently available on Amazon.

One of the latest food trends is an activated charcoal drink. Known as a charcoal latte, it's got a stone grey appearance that'll delight your inner goth.

Charcoal Latte

Photo: @msampford

Charcoal Latte

Photo: @30_south

Activated Charcoal

Photo: @thepehlis

Activated Charcoal

Photo: @thepehlis

h/t: [Mashable]

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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