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In honor of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate, The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty is presenting a new special coffee, The Altyn Orda (Golden Horde), which contains gold leaf.

2015 is an anniversary year for Kazakhstan and an important milestone for the nation’s people and history. The date has already been reflected in various creative activities in Kazakhstan and also in the life of each citizen. The 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate is a reflection of continuity for the Kazakh people, a return to the origins of Kazakh nationhood, its knowledge, traditions and customs.

“Kazakhstan is a country with a unique culture that has taken shape on the basis of ancient traditions, customs and rituals; nevertheless, the country is open to new trends and accepting of other cultures. The 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate is a significant date for the entire country; each of us should seek new knowledge and see the era of the foundation of Kazakh nationhood in a new light. This is why we have decided to create such a unique beverage, which, like Kazakhstan itself, combines tradition and innovation,” said Cornelia Mitlmeier, Food and Beverage director.

The Altyn Orda cappuccino is a hot drink containing coffee, chocolate creamy custard, and gold leaf. Gold is well-known for its favorable effect on the human body and spirit; it imbues vigor and positive energy. The combination of gold and coffee creates a unique flavor and the sparkling particles transform the coffee into a magic drink, bestowing a delicate pleasure from the harmony of ancient traditions andmodern creativity.

The coffee is served in traditional cups with a bright national decorative pattern, creating a sense of belonging to the rich Kazakh culture. Together with the coffee, guests are offered handmade chocolate from the hotel’s confectionary masters. The efforts made by the ladies and gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty work to set the tone for celebration and innovation in honor of the Kazakh Khanate and the beautiful celebration of 550 years of our country.