Nairobi’s Villa Rosa Kempiski has introduced an African first pure gold cappuccino. At a price of KSh 5,500 per cup, the cappuccino contains 24-carat edible gold flakes, edible rose petals from Italy and foam milk.
Director of Food and Beverage Mohammed Mohammed said the gold cappuccino is 100 percent edible, non-toxic 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 real royalty. It is served in a gold cup and adorned with edible rose petals,” Mohammed said.
Flavorless, odorless, and nontoxic, the 24-carat pure gold used to garnish the special Cappuccino is 100 percent edible. The gold is an inert metal which easily passes through the human digestive system after about 24 hours unchanged without causing any harm or reaction on the body.
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.”