As someone with a crippling caffeine addiction, I’m always on the lookout for the best new trends in coffee. I live in New York City, so there are a million coffee shops on every corner, but they’re definitely not all created equal. It can be hard to find a place with the right balance of great atmosphere and even better drinks. Enter, Bluestone Lane, and their game-changing Wellness Powders and lattés. Turns out, maybe the best new trend in coffee isn’t coffee at all.
If you’re not familiar with Bluestone Lane, I’ll break it down. Bluestone is an Australian-inspired coffee company, dedicated to bringing the laid back, health-minded Australian coffee culture to North America. Australian coffee culture is all about enjoying your drink and feeling good, rather than just chasing a caffeine high (guilty). Traditionally, Australian coffee is more centered on espresso than drip coffee, and shops like Bluestone Lane always use the highest-quality ingredients. Now, they’ve taken that coffee mindset and created a set of wellness powders and lattés that are 100% focused on health benefits.
Bluestone Lane’s three Wellness Powders are Matcha, Beetroot, and Golden Latté. If you’re reading this, you’re probably no stranger to matcha. The green tea powder has been crazy popular in the US for the past few years, and it’s not going anywhere. That’s probably due to the fact that Matcha is packed with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants.
You might not be as familiar with Beetroot, but it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s just dehydrated beetroot ground down to a powder, but I was surprised to learn about all the health benefits. Beets get their bright color from a pigment called betacyanin, and this pigment also happens to be a powerful antioxidant. Beetroot is also purported to help reduce blood pressure and regulate your digestive system, so it’s definitely worth a try.
Out of all of the Wellness Powders, I was most interested to try the Golden Latté blend. It’s made up of turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper, and it’s actually pretty delicious. Turmeric is one of the buzziest health ingredients right now, mainly due to it’s major anti-inflammatory properties. The Golden Latté blend is also a natural antibacterial agent, as well as a detoxifier, so you’ll feel very clean after drinking it.
All of the Wellness Powders are available for purchase online, but if you can, you should really head to one of Bluestone Lane’s many locations so you can get the full Aussie experience. Of course, if you’re not ready to part ways with your beloved coffee, Bluestone Lane also has bomb espresso drinks, so you’re totally covered.
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