Written by Staff Writer by Lesley Wroughton, CNN
After growing in popularity in the United States and Europe, these coffee beverages are coming to a Kenyan coffee shop near you.
Dubbed the “camel-ccino,” or the camel milk coffee, these roasts are particularly popular in Ethiopia, a national coffee producer. But now Kenyan coffee emporium Milk’s Flannels in the capital Nairobi is brewing up the savory drinks to give its patrons an early holiday gift.
(Camel milk coffee is actually brewed with a pound of camel milk, adding to the flavor.)
It’s the latest culinary innovation by Milk’s Flannels. It opened in September with a serve-your-own-coconut bar and a shop full of low-calorie treats such as raw chocolate bunnies, chocolate potato chips and raw cookie dough made from real food ingredients.
“If we were to be vague, we would say that Milk’s Flannels is indeed the first concept store in Kenya that uses biodegradable waste material to create natural ingredients,” Milk’s Flannels co-founder Josephina Khaemba tells CNN.
She added that Milk’s Flannels uses an innovative sugar-to-date kombucha for its coffee drinks, instead of the usual syrup.
The biodegradable sugar is made from the preserved part of a mango to make natural alcoholic tonic kombucha, which contains lycopene, a compound that prevents UV damage and may help with cancer prevention, according to the company.