Meet the Refreshing Antidote to All Things Rainbow on Your Instagram Feed

Related Article
Trends
"It" Girls Are Loving the Neon Eyewear Trend
Read Article
charcoal latte black drink instagram roundup
Photo: Courtesy of @Cristina_Yin

Rainbow bagels, unicorn frappuccinos, and elaborately topped smoothie bowls – a barrage of colors always makes for an Insta-worthy meal, but what if you’ve hit your saturation point for anything cutesy that claims to be inspired by unicorns? Well, you wouldn’t be the first. There’s a trend slowly brewing amongst the Instagram community, and it seems to offer the definitive antidote to your brightly colored feed: black lattes.

The new kid on the latte block (unsurprisingly) debuted in Melbourne last year, courtesy of White Mojo. Today, it’s also on the menus of eateries like Round K in New York, Farm Girl in London, and Matcha Mylkbar in Sydney – along with Wild & the Moon here in Dubai. The inky beverage derives its appearance from the use of activated charcoal, an ingredient that has become somewhat of a health and beauty fad in recent times, making an appearance in everything from face masks and teeth-whitening products to ice cream and cold-pressed juices.

The opinion on activated charcoal, however, remains divided. Some nutritional experts claim that it helps with everything from cognitive issues and toxins in the digestive track, while others argue that it can result in dehydration and interact adversely with medications. Regardless of where you stand on the activated-charcoal divide, the bottom line is that black lattes are highly Instagrammable, as proven by Savoir Flair’s edit below.

Once you go black you never go back #charcoallatte

A post shared by PAVIE Born To Shine (@i_am_pavie) on

Noir #latte on Saturday. #charcoallatte #coffeehall #chinatown #LosAngeles

A post shared by Raymond Sun (@raybrandeis) on

Love the contrast of my colorful macs with the black latte! 📸: @_embriones #brownboxbakeshop #macarons #colorful #blacklatte

A post shared by Brown Box Bakeshop (@brownboxbakeshop) on

☕️🍂🌚#Charcoallatte

A post shared by @chloexuanli on

try our charcoal latte! 👽 it is healthy, detoxifying, and most importantly yummy! 🤘🏻

A post shared by KUROKOFFEE (@kurokoffee) on

Be in the know.
Every day, receive Savoir Flair's top articles straight to your computer or smartphone. It's never been easier to stay up-to-date on the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle stories.
Click to get the latest news on your device
You can stop notifications at any time.
Unsubscribe from our notifications
Click to unsubscribe from notifications on this device.
Be in the know.
Every day, receive Savoir Flair's top articles straight to your computer or smartphone. It's never been easier to stay up-to-date on the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle stories.
Connect using Facebook Messenger