Out with the Pumpkin Pie Latte, and in with our new Feature Drink! Our new Juniper Berry Latte combines the pepperiness of juniper berries with a citrus “zap!” that brings out the natural woodiness and acidity of espresso. We’re a little over a month into serving this drink, and it’s been a huge hit.
Just like all of our Feature Drinks, our Juniper Berry Latte uses real ingredients – we combine juniper berries, freshly squeezed orange juice, orange peel, and rosemary to bring the wilderness to your cup. This forest-y goodness will be sure to tickle your tastebuds in all the right ways.
This drink is aromatic, soft, and light but still very much heartwarming. And we’re proud that it’s an extremely unique drink, served either hot or iced throughout the month of February.
Is juniper worth all the hype?
We certainly think so. The berry grows on evergreen shrubs and is bitter and tart, often described as piney and citrusy in taste. Desserts such as fruitcake or meats like venison are often seasoned with it. And yes, it is the berry that gives gin its delightful flavor.
In case you’re wondering or have never tried it, the taste of juniper can be described as a fresh, citrusy pine or spruce, with a delicate, complex woodiness, and a hint of bright pepper. The fresh orange reinforces the sweet citrus, while the rosemary compliments with a unique, savory herbaceous overtone.
So how does it taste in coffee? Some might consider it an acquired taste, but those who love piney and citrusy things (and gin) all LOVE it. Together with rich coffee notes, the drink is herbaceous and biting… in a good way. Pine and citrus notes dance on your tastebuds, and they’re paired well with the espresso.
Try our Juniper Berry Latte before it’s gone in March!
About the Creator…
Because we love rewarding our extra creative Baristas, Kristen Wayne, the creator of the Juniper Berry Latte and a Barista from our Downtown store, earns 5% of every sale of this drink as part of our Features Drink program.
This program was launched in 2015 and has been a major success, resulting in drinks like our Cinnamon Vanilla Latte, Honey Lavender Latte, and many others. K Brew has awarded tens of thousands of dollars to Baristas over the years who have displayed their creativity for our Guests, and we look forward to a bright future of new drinks from our amazing frontline team!