A silky jolt

Coconut Latte, Sun & Soil Juice Company

Illustration by Serene Lusano

Sun & Soil Juice Company is beloved for its cold-pressed raw juices and inventive smoothies but they also do warm. On a recent trip I wanted a caffeine boost, so the staff suggested its coconut latte ($2.50) off the “secret menu.” It’s simple: pour-over black coffee with a tablespoon of coconut oil (which supposedly has antibacterial properties) and splash or two of date water. The result is a just-sweet-enough, creamy beverage with a texture so silky smooth you’ll probably forget it’s java-powered. But it is. Most definitely. 1912 P Street, http://sunandsoiljuice.com.