After bubble tea, people in the Western world are now slurping iced coffee with tapiocal balls (called bubble or boba) in it. Earlier this month, we found out that a cafe in Melbourne is serving bubble coffee and it is recieved quite well. According to the cafe’s Instagram post (@industry beans), the beverage is made from their single-origin cold-drip coffee mixed with soy and condensed milk, and finished with coffee-soaked tapioca pearls.
For people living in Asia, chewy beverages with bobas are not a new thing. Born as a cold drink for summer in Taiwan, bubble tea seems to show that tapiocal pearls are the best mate for iced drinks with rich flavour. So in Vietnam and Thailand, people are adding those pearls to their daily milk coffee. And the birthplace of bubble tea has also been serving up the bubble cup of iced coffee.
The summer is not very far away. So, fancy a chewy iced coffee? Tell us what you think. And if the city you are living offers other innovation of bubble coffee drinks, please share with us!