Behind the Beans

Espresso tonics: the craze that’s taking over Instagram

By Danielle Hoe

This is the latest crazy coffee trend sweeping the Instagram world right now, but the real question on everyone’s mind is, why is this even a thing?

The craze first started in America  and Canada and now people all over the world are jumping on the bandwagon.

The drink is basically tonic water with a shot of espresso and some people are even throwing lime and lemon into the mix, making for a whole lot of bitter tang.

espresso tonic
Photo credit: me_and_ice cream. Taken from Instagram

The drink is taking Instagram by storm with people posting updates of them trying this strange coffee concoction. Even people as far away as New Zealand and Japan are hopping on the trend.

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Photo credit: Catalyst_coffee. Taken from Instagram

Catalyst Coffee in New Zealand are adding a slice of lime with their espresso tonics adding to the bitterness.

The last coffee trend to sweep Instagram was the ‘Turmeric Latte’ which was also called ‘Golden Milk’. It claimed to aid digestion and work as an antioxidant and was popular with celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow.

Now espresso tonics have taken its place.

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Photo credit: Ajleaps. Taken from Instagram

Coffee shops and enthusiasts are adding ingredients such as Rosemary, Strawberries and Mint to try and create the perfect flavour combination.

The question is, would you try one?

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