If your tea routine has become a bit stale, you might want to kick things up a notch with this cappuccino made with 24-carat gold. No, it’s not being offered at your neighborhood Starbucks — you’ll have to travel to Dubai’s most luxurious hotel to indulge. The Burj Al Arab is making your coffee break an ornate affair with its Ultimate Gold Cappuccino, served at the Sahn Eddar lounge in the hotel’s atrium. Made with 100 percent Arabica beans, foamed milk, and blended with a generous portion of (edible) 24-carat gold, the drink is also sprinkled with gold flakes, comes with a chocolate marshmallow, and is served on a golden china set.
The Burj Al Arab isn’t the first hotel in Dubai to offer gold-flecked beverages. Last year, the Armani Hotel Dubai inside the Burj Khalifa introduced its own cappuccino, adorned with 23-carat gold flakes.
If you do decide to try this golden treat, don’t expect to do it on a budget. The cappuccino costs about $26, and is available from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
For non-coffee drinkers who still need their gold fix, you could always check out the golden ice cream that’s being offered at Anaheim’s Snowopolis in California. But at $14.95 a scoop, the cappuccino might be a better bargain.