A Goth lattes are making their way across the world. They’re popping up in coffee shops and cafes across the US, UK, Australia, and Japan. What’s special about these lattes isn’t the taste or nutritional value….It’s the look. They’re pure black.

Traditional lattes are made with espresso shots, steamed milk (easily made vegan with soy, oat, or almond milk), and topped with some foam, often in the form of fancy latte art. Goth lattes are made with espresso shots, steamed milk, and topped with some foam. But there’s one special, extra ingredient: Activated charcoal.

Activated charcoal has been quite trendy lately with various ice creams, toothpastes, and various items popping up that feature charcoal and its black color.

Many of these items claim to have health benefits associated with activated charcoal. But…It’s all a trend. Activated charcoal is great for when you’re sick and need some poison absorbed. It also absorbs useful nutrients.

Either way, the Goth latte is fun. Take the health claims with a grain (or a mountain) of salt.

Renowned coffee expert and Lead Roaster at Black Oak Coffee Roasters, Steve Cuevas, says, “[the charocal] adds no flavor but it’s cool.” He suggests adding the charcoal to other items, like croissants, to create a pairing of the two “goth” items.

If you or your friends aren’t into sparkles and rainbows, this may be the perfect drink to start your day with. 

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Have you tried a “goth latte” yet? What did you think?