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Happiest Hour: Like chocolate milk, only golden, at Black Coffee

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What you’re drinking: Not a pumpkin spice latte—you can get those anywhere. Try instead the velvety and magical Golden Milk from Black Coffee Roasting Co. According to my barista, it is “all the rage,” and if you follow any insta-famous healthy-living foodies, you’ve seen this popping on your feed.

Why you’re drinking it: You had too much fun the night before and need something to soothe your stomach. You have inflamed joints. Or you’re into spice and curious to taste what BCRC can do with cayenne.

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What it is: A mainstreamed version of a traditional Ayurvedic recipe from Asia. It’s a blend of ground turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, honey and cayenne, swirled with coconut milk to balance the spice and blended into something delicious.

What it does for you: The turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, the pepper adds heat and helps absorption, and the cardamom supports digestion. It’s a seasonal treat, but to all you PSLers out there, tread carefully—this isn’t a chain coffeeshop drink. You may not be able to handle the mysticism of its curative powers. I’m still waiting for those to manifest, but I’m also still drinking Golden Milk.

The Details: $3.50 for a 12-ounce, $4 for a 16-ounce and $4.50 for a 20-ounce. At Black Coffee Roasting Co., 525 E. Spruce St.

Happiest Hour celebrates western Montana watering holes. To recommend a bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, email editor@missoulanews.com.

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