Australia Behind Latest Hipster Coffee Drink

Introducing the avocado latte
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2017 9:57 AM CDT
Thank You, Australia, for the Avocado Latte
Drink up.   (Instagram)

We don't anticipate Keurig coming out with guacamole pods anytime soon, so in the meantime, we'll have to make do with a new concoction brewed up by Australia's Truman Cafe. That concoction, per BuzzFeed, is the avolatte, or avocado latte, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a creamy, piping-hot latte poured into a slightly less creamy, hollowed-out avocado. The world was first alerted to this java sensation just over a week ago, when staff from the Melbourne cafe posted a short video on Instagram of a staff member pouring steamed milk into the coffee-carrying avocado. "[Combining] two of Melbourne's obsessions - lattes and avo," read the accompanying caption.

The Telegraph, which wonders if this is "the latest hipster coffee trend," notes that the avolatte joins a long line of coffee-inspired oddities, including a turmeric latte, a "bulletproof" coffee whipped up with butter, and, of course, Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino. Commenters immediately reacted to the Truman Cafe's creation with their own combination of disgust, awe, and eye-rolling. "As Mumford & Sons as it gets," one poster wrote, per BuzzFeed, while another opined: "I just drank a latte out of an avocado and it changed my DNA I'm Caucasian now. Don't talk to me unless you own at least 7 turtlenecks." The Truman Cafe tells BuzzFeed the drink was meant as a joke and is not an actual menu item. (An all-avocado cafe is coming.)

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