Meringue coffee kicks pumpkin spiced lattes to the curb

Your new holiday coffee obsession doesn't have the words "peppermint" or "eggnog" anywhere in the name.

Takeout Drawing in the Seoul, South Korea, offers a plethora of cakes, treats and drinks, but none is more beautiful or crave-worthy than the Paul's Meringue Factory coffee drink.

This drink is simply espresso and milk topped with a snowy-peaked meringue cookie. Unlike whipped cream, meringue won't melt into a drippy mess nor does it conventionally contain any dairy. You may dip your meringue or eat it sans-coffee bath but whatever you do, make sure you photograph it.

It looks like modern art, which is fitting because the cafe itself functions as an art gallery as well as a place to try concoctions like the Iceberg Macchiato, where espresso is poured over an iceberg of frozen milk.

The world has already seen cotton candy ice cream clouds and lightbulb milkshakes — it's only natural a coffee drink resembling the Matternhorn would be up next.

Related: Also see gifts your favorite coffee lover will adore:

Holiday gift guide: For the coffee lover
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Holiday gift guide: For the coffee lover

illy's special collaboration with the Florentine fashion designer, Emilio Pucci, features 6 "Cities of the World" prints -- and whether your friend drinks espresso out of them or puts them on display, she's sure to appreciate the exquisite gesture.

Emilio Pucci Art Collection Espresso Cups, Set of 6, illy, $150


This adorable top will last her all year -- whether she's wearing it to yoga or layering it up with a cozy sweater this winter -- and it'll perfectly express how she feels every. single. day. Because who can honestly get started with anything before that morning brew?

But First, Coffee Tank Top, Etsy, $19.95


Help your friend make barista-worthy coffee with the touch of a button -- with four types of frothed milk!

Aeroccino4 Milk Frother, Nespresso, $119


This beauty is one of the top-rated mugs on Anthropologie for a reason -- it's stylish, durable and totally affordable. See the trend here? Go on, keep racking up those best friend points.

Anthropologie Gloriosa Mug, Anthropologie, $12


Not only is this coffee grinder something every java-lover should have, it's also really, really pretty. The retro style combined with its incredible price (less than $20, yes please!) make this a perfect gift.

Copper Vintage Style Burr Coffee Grinder, World Market, $19.99


Okay, if your friend is a true coffee fiend, he or she needs to have this all-in-one, everything you could possibly need set. It's a no-brainer. And you're guaranteed to be the favorite gift-giver of the year.

Sofia Vergara's Ninja Coffee Bar, Amazon, $199.99


Okay, this one's for the diehards. But seriously -- how cute is it?! 

LED Marquee Sign Coffee Cup, Bed Bath & Beyond, $39.99


Talk about the ultimate travel "mug" for your morning brew -- this bottle from S'Well will keep your coffee hot for 12 hours. Not joking here, 12 hours. (It also keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours!) It's guaranteed to be a gift that everyone will love -- and it doesn't hurt that it's really pretty, too.

S'Well Metallic Titanium Bottle, Joyus, $35


This mug from The Everygirl isn't just beautiful, it has a mantra on it that we plan on living by. You're not someone who settles -- in love, in your career, in life in general. So keep not settling and get the best out of your every day.

Keep Not Settling Mug, $15, The Everygirl


Not only will he or she feel ~very fancy~ with this French Press, it's one of our favorite ways to brew a cup of joe. Plus, the fact that the container itself is a chalkboard makes it that much cuter -- and cooler.

Chalk Ceramic French Press, World Market, $19.99


What a perfect play on words -- because if you're planning to seize the day, you'd better seize some caffeine first!

Carpe Caffeine Mug, Set of 2, World Market, $11.98


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