Bryan Hasho, co-owner of New York City based Stand Coffee, believes that there’s more to good coffee than just espresso.
So he set out to create unique non-espresso drinks, and one of his creations is catching on: the Almond Palmer.
The drink — cold brew served over ice with lemon and vanilla simple syrup and almond milk — was inspired by kofyeh slimonem (a Russian drink containing coffee and lemon) and a coffee and orange juice combo that Hasho created in college, according to Eater.
Many NYC boutique coffee shops have their own variations on the coffee and lemon mix, but the trend is far from new. In Sweden, coffee shop Da Matteo has been offering a kind of coffee lemonade termed kaffelemonad for years.
We decided to give the unusual combo a try. Keep scrolling to see our verdict.