Why is Dalgona coffee trending on social media?


The coronavirus – Covid 19 – outbreak has given rise to social distancing and work from home schedules, and to keep themselves busy, there are a lot of different things that people are taking up. Among these is the new trend of Dalgona coffee, that’s become big among those in South Korea. Instagram is full of people posting pics using the hashtag #DalgonaCoffee. What is it, you wonder?

The coffee is prepared by taking equal parts of instant coffee, sugar and hot water whipped in a creamy, caramel paste, that is added on top of a glass of milk. The result? It looks like a tall drink in two colours – brown and white. It is also said to resemble melted candy just before it hardens. The drink such a visual delight that it has become a hit on Instagram.

The drink sprang into the limelight after bloggers after it got onto a menu at a restaurant where celebs compete vie for their fave dishes to be added to a menu. Actor Jung Il Woo is said to have stumbled on the drink in Macau. One day, when he dined out, he came across the drink.

The coffee froth effect is achieved after the drink mix of intsant coffee powder sugar and water is whipped 400 times, giving it the moniker “400 coffee.”

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