We all know that millennials love avocados and lattes. In fact, there may be more Instagrams of latte art and avocado toast variations than grains of sand on Earth.
Just kidding. But seriously, young people today have a severe avocado/latte fetish.
But how about a latte inside an avocado? A hipster cafe in Melbourne, Australia, has created just that: The Avolatte.
If you often find yourself buying $6 lattes and eating anything that comes with avocado on or in it, then the avolatte may be for you. Or not.
"It's literally coffee in a piece of rubbish," Jaydin Nathan, a barista at the cafe, said to news.com.au. If you consider a carved-out avocado skin "rubbish," then yeah, more or less.
The avolatte gained fame after the Truman Cafe in Albert Park posted a video of it being prepared on their Instagram page.
The video shows a barista pouring a latte into a mostly carved-out avocado half. He even finishes it off with a graceful foam flower.
“We weren’t actually selling them but then someone came in today and wanted one,” Nathan said to news.com.au. Yes, someone actually ordered and was willing to pay $4 for coffee in an avocado shell.
The Instagram video was posted alongside a laughing-crying emoji. "It was actually just a joke," Nathan said,.
The avolatte may also be a satire of the ongoing housing affordability debate in Australia, according to news.com.au., or a comment on hipster culture.
Ironically, however, after the video was posted, customers have come in actually ordering the thing. A cafe in Turkey is also now serving The Avolatte, according to The Independent.
The avolatte has sparked a bit of debate on the internet. The more serious among us believe it is a sign of the end of culture; some find it a humorous satire, while others are salivating to try to it.
Personally, I’m a bit curious about the taste. Maybe the avocado makes the coffee smoother and creamier, or maybe it’s just like drinking a regular latte except out of a discarded fruit peel instead of a normal cup.
So, would you try the avolatte?