NAIROBI, Kenya Sep 23 – Coffee goes gold! Villa Rosa Kempinski has now introduced Africa’s first and the world’s second cup of real gold Cappuccino.
The hotel said it had beaten other nations to introduce the coffee which contains 24-carat edible gold flakes cappuccino at a price of Sh5,500 a cup.
Director of Food and Beverage Mohammed Mohammed said the cappuccino is made of fresh brew superior Kenyan coffee.
According to Mohammed, the gold is 100 percent edible, nontoxic and passes through the human digestive system after about 24 hours unchanged without bad causing harm.
“Unlike anything you’ve ever tasted in Nairobi, this cappuccino will make you feel like a real royalty. It is served in a gold cup and adorned with edible rose petals,” Mohammed said.
Mohammed said Kempinski, which operates 76 five-star hotels globally, chose to unveil the drink in Nairobi first based on a number of factors; “Kenya is home to some of the world’s best coffee. Most of the ingredients in this brew are also locally sourced. Only the gold is imported.”
The hotel says it is targeting its everyday customers with the drink, as it strives to drive luxury in the hospitality industry.
“We understand that luxury in our industry is an exacting craft which must be crafted. It comes from deep expertise and this is meticulously cultivated over time. This gold cappuccino is a highlight of this achievement.”
United Arabs Emirates was the first country to serve the drink, available Burj Al Arab Dubai, the Armani Hotel Dubai and in Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace.