Australia Behind Latest Hipster Coffee Drink

Introducing the avocado latte
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2017 9:57 AM CDT
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(Newser) – 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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