- During one episode of the TV show “Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant,” Jung orders a special whipped coffee made by café owner Leong Kam Hon in Macau.
- Several South Korean YouTubers and other social media users recreated this drink while under quarantine in 2020, with many of them posting videos with the hashtag #dalgonacoffeechallenge.
- The drink then went viral on social media apps such as TikTok.
- Angel supposedly “improvised with premium instant coffee in her home kitchen to made a whipped coffee creation to rival any Los Angeles barista.”
- The company’s products, such as its Whip Kit, range from $24 to $64.
- Social media users took to online platforms such as Twitter to call out Whipped Drinks.
- Whipped Drinks also declared that “a percentage of proceeds from every sale will go to the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, building power with AAPI women and girls.”
- The company’s website, which was recently updated, now says that Angel “fell in love with the viral whipped coffee trend, also known as dalgona coffee, that originated in South Korea and gets its name from a popular street toffee.”
“No one from Whipped Drinks has reached out to us and NAPAWF will not be accepting any donations from Whipped Drinks. We oppose the long history of white supremacist culture appropriating and profiting from the cultures of communities of color, while the systems that prop up whiteness deny us the resources we need to thrive.
NAPAWF builds power with Asian American and Pacific Islander women and girls so that our stories are heard and our experiences seen. We won’t be made invisible by racism and sexism that extracts from our communities or allyship that is performed.”