Coffee is delicious, candy floss is delicious but what if you could combine the two?
A cafe in Shanghai, China, is doing exactly that by offering coffees topped with cotton candy so when it melts, you’re left with a sweet sweet beverage.
You won’t be reaching for a sugar cube at the Mellower Coffee cafe, where the magical idea was developed.
It’s the ultimate Instagram snap as you can watch the fluffy clouds melt and rain into your hot drink.
The joint has become very popular for its Sweet Little Rain coffee as it looks very Insta-worthy (they clearly know their market).
However, the cool concept is pricier than a regular caffeinated drink as it’s on offer for 58 Chinese Yuan which is around £6.
But think how cool it’ll look on the ‘Gram.
Food gimmicks often acquire Instagram fame quickly, think of roll-up ice cream, rainbow bagels, or unicorn frappucinos.
People love a food item they can take a picture of.
Bearing that in mind, Mellower Coffee decided to make the contraption which suspends the candy floss on top the drink.
The heat from the water then melts the snack and it slowly drops into your drink.
Those who don’t like their coffees sweet might not be major fans though. And those lucky enough to try it have said it’s a bit of a mess, though worth the photos.
Food bloggers have said it delivers a high standard but once melted the sweet sticky stuff ends up all over your meal, not just into the cup.
‘Sticky cup, sticky table, sticky everything,’ wrote one person while another said: ‘Looks like it’s specifically made to be Instagram worthy’.
Another person had a useful suggestion, saying: ‘They could just make the cloud smaller than the width of the coffee cup to make it less messy and a bit quicker to dissolve. It also would have been cuter to see a small cloud than this huge monstrosity.’
Still, if we’re ever roaming the streets of Shanghai, we’ll be sure to check it out.