Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kaldi's Now Has Fresh Mint Lattes, Plus More New Menu Items

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:00 AM

The fresh mint latte and the "Winter Breakfast Tea" latte. | Courtesy Kaldi's Coffee
  • The fresh mint latte and the "Winter Breakfast Tea" latte. | Courtesy Kaldi's Coffee

Forget pumpkin spice lattes. (It's January, so hopefully you have). Kaldi's Coffee now has fresh mint lattes, among other new menu items to help you get through the remaining winter months.

See also: #61: Pumpkin Maple Latte at Kaldi's Coffee

Kaldi's is also debuting the "Winter Breakfast Tea" latte, made with black tea, steamed milk, orange, cinnamon and allspice, among other things. We'll take anything that combines the power of tea and coffee.

The "Wedding Cake Cookie" with buttercream icing. | Courtesy Kaldi's
  • The "Wedding Cake Cookie" with buttercream icing. | Courtesy Kaldi's

The fresh mint latte is made with Kaldi's Espresso 700, steamed milk and housemade mint simple syrup. Another new drink is the fresh mint toddy, which is made with cold-brewed toddy coffee and shaken with the mint simple syrup, milk and ice.

There are new eats, too. The "Wedding Cake Cookie," which Kaldi's calls a Kansas City favorite, is a five-inch sugar cookie with buttercream icing. There's also a hand-dipped heart sugar cookie (Valentine's Day, anyone?) and a cherry cream cheese danish -- flaky puff pastry wraps up cherry filling and cream cheese.

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