Matte Black Latte at Round K Cafe

Matte black drinks have become all of the rage lately with activated charcoal cocktails, and Round K Cafe recently launched the Matte Black Latte. This latte gets its black color from a mix of organic coconut ash and 98% Dutch processed cacao powder. We met with Ockhyeon Byeon aka Ock, the creator and operator of Round K Cafe, to talk about his inspiration for this drink.

“I was inspired to create the Matte Black Latte when a customer recently ordered his coffee “black.” Since coffee isn’t actually black, I wanted to make something truly pitch black and visually stunning and, of course, delicious. With the ingredients I use, this drink is not only beautiful to look at but healthy to drink! “

— Ockhyeon Byeon aka Ock

The Matte Black Latte drink recipe

Matte Black Latte Round K Cafe NYC

  • 2 tablespoons of 98% Dutch processed CACAO Powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Organic Coconut Ash
  • 8 oz. of Almond milk
  • 2 oz. of Espresso

The ingredients are added to a shaker, shaken, and then poured over ice. Then topped with a matte black whipped cream.

Round K Cafe Details

99 Allen St, New York, NY 10002, 917-475-1423,

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