A Canadian coffee shop has come under fire after serving up a drink that is clearly not coffee.
The owner of Vancouver-based coffee shop Antigua Coffee, which is located in a popular Vancouver neighbourhood, said in a statement Tuesday the drink was served up at the business.
“We were asked by a customer to bring a coffee drink to the restaurant and he requested it be a Canadian coffee,” the statement said.
“The drink was not coffee but a very hot iced latte and we were served it.
We were not served a drink of coffee, but a coffee latte, which we politely declined to serve.”
The restaurant’s owner, John Hogg, was not immediately available for comment.
“As a Canadian and a Canadian-owned business, we want to apologize to our customers and employees for our poor service,” the restaurant said in its statement.
“Our staff and customers are the very best in the world, and we are proud of our work to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for all.”
The coffee drink is not coffee and does not come from Canada.
Antigua said it was working with the restaurant to make the drink “better” and offered refunds to anyone who would like to make their own.
“Antiguan coffee has been a favourite for decades, and this is a sad day for our coffee shop community,” the company said.
The statement continued: “We are committed to providing a great service to our guests and staff, and are working closely with the Vancouver Police Department to understand the incident and determine if there is any further action required.”