Hipster Barista

Hipster Barista – Golden Turmeric Lattes and a little update

Hellooo lovelies. It’s been a little while since my last post and I’ve missed you. But I’ve been busy with so many extraordinary new food projects and needed a little break after 6 straight years of blogging every, single, week. One of them is that I am co-writing a book. Yes a very old fashioned thing called a book with oh just 80,000 odd words. I will give you more deets soon and updates but now it’s on to a hot food find (well beverage actually) on my radar.

Hipster Barista – roll over soy as the turmeric latte is coming to town!

Recently I was at the launch of Golden Grind a new blend of turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper to mix as a caffeine free latte with milk or a plant based “mylk”.

With a very clever #iamgold hashtag Golden Grind had invited the instagram social set along (and me!) to sample and share on social media. You can pop the #iamgold hashtag into a search on instagram to see the fun. The product is delicious and I’ve been seeing it at more and more hipster cafes and since caught up with the founders for a chat. Golden Grind is proving popular with the wellness set, plus sportspeople and athletes who believe turmeric helps with their post training recovery.


Turmeric, with the active ingredient curcurmin plus other potent phytochemicals, IS being studied for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and disease risk reduction with cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and more. One hypothesis to explain the fact that India has one of the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s in the world is attributed to curry! I was also fortunate to be invited to a dinner recently with Professor Mark Walhqvist who was visiting from Taiwan and discussed his research on turmeric. This study found that just 1mg/day could enhance your working memory.

Drinking fresh turmeric juice is a common practice with people undergoing chemotherapy. However more research is needed to support clear dietary recommendations in wellness, but particularly in anyone undergo cancer treatment, where some complementary therapies can be contraindicated.

We certainly need more research and evidence, but Golden Grind on porridge got me through winter and book writing, without a cold or flu. Well. It could have been the toasty new Mother’s Day uggs that did it.  What about you lovelies? Have you tried a golden latte? What about those blue algae ones? Or matcha? Drop me a line of hi below, I’d love it.


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