How do you like your coffee? Hot? Black? With milk or not? No matter what you add to make it perfect, you can now enjoy a hot, steaming cup of gold coffee.
When Bruno Mars talked about ‘24K magic in the air’, he probably wasn’t talking about coffee. However, Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi is set to change all that with the introduction of 24K gold coffee. This move will make Kenya the first African country and second in the world to serve a cup of pure gold cappuccino.
A gold coffee cup will be worth Kshs 5,500. While this may be a bit expensive to ordinary Kenyans, the cost is more than justified. According to Mohammed Mohammed, the food and beverage director at Villa Rosa Kempinski, “The cappuccino is made of fresh brew superior Kenyan coffee and then delicately embellished with 24-karat edible gold”. In addition, the edible gold will be flavorless, odorless and nontoxic. The inert metal will also easily pass through the human digestive system after 24 hours without causing harm or adverse reactions.
The gold coffee may also have some health benefits for consumers. Edible gold has been shown to smoothen and lighten skin, as well as relieve stress and enhance happiness. Villa Rosa Kempinski hopes that the gold coffee launch at K Lounge will attract high-end customers and put them a carat above the rest. As Roberto Simone, the General Manager stated: “Kempinski is a brand that is renowned globally for unique guest experiences. We know no limits when it comes to craftsmanship.”
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