Chai & Coffee: Chai It Out!

It’s a glorious world out there for caffeine aficionados these days. There’s just so much choice and so many wonderful opportunities for you to indulge in your favourite beverages. Who knows what your next new drink will be?

If you’re thinking of popping in to see us at Carbon Kopi in the near future and love nothing more than a varied and unique food and drink menu, you’re sure to find an interesting twist… so come and pique your taste buds with our very popular dirty chai latte!

What’s a dirty chai, you ask? Well, you’ll find that it’s an artisanal, hand-poured, chai-infused essence mixed with a double shot of our finest single origin espresso and finished off with a milk or plant-based mylk of your choice.

Masala chai can trace its origins back to India where tea breaks were beginning to be introduced by employers to workers in the early 20th century. Traditionally made by brewing black tea in milk and water, usually sweetened with sugar, chai gradually evolved to include the addition of aromatic herbs and spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.

This warming concoction has something calming and comforting about it and, when mixed with coffee, it’s instantly elevated to become something both familiar and energising. 

For those who find the taste of pure chai too sweet, or for those who find the taste of pure coffee too overpowering, or even for those craving something a little sweet with a hint of caffeine, this drink strikes a delicate balance, with a taste that’s second to none.

Chai and coffee is a truly tantalising combination and, once you try it, you’ll find it to be a truly special treat you’ll want to revisit over and over again.

If you’re not sure about it, why not come along and try a dirty chai for yourself? Our friendly baristas are always on hand at one (or both) of our artisan London coffee shops to share all their bean-related knowledge and more… and they can’t wait to welcome you through the doors!