Sipping broth has become increasingly popular in coffee houses and cafes as an alternative to coffee or traditional tea. Typically, sipping broth is served in a cup, bowl or mug and steeped in hot water to create a savory and comforting beverage. Sipping broth can be used as a base for signature drinks including protein powder, collagen powder, sliced veggies or instant noodles.
A couple of advantages in serving sipping broth by the cup in a cafe 1) Serving sipping broth by the cup is considered a beverage and not a food - so there are certain health department issues that can be avoided. 2) Serving broth by the cup also is less wasteful than using a portion of a full sized food service package.
In addition to signature broth drinks, coffee houses and cafes often offer sipping broth combined with afternoon snacks like truffle popcorn, egg bites or avocado toast.