We have literally hit the pinnacle of hipster cuisine. It is now possible to order your lattes in avocado shells. Known as an avolatte, this hybrid monstrosity was conceived by the baristas at the Truman Cafe in Melbourne.
However, the question remains, “Why?”
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 pic.twitter.com/DqnG0ExpWP
— The Headass Horseman (@dulapalooza) May 18, 2017
Even the Merriam-Webster dictionary has weighed in on the latest craze refusing to even consider adopting and thereby legitimizing the term.
Word We’re Not Watching: avolatte.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 20, 2017
Opinions from the Masses
Naturally, the latest interpretation of this beverage is drawing strong opinions from all corners of the internet. Honestly, how could someone disgrace the world’s favorite source of caffeine by pouring it into a compost scrap?
— Artur Jach (@arthurjach) May 21, 2017
— Hiram Mac (@alphapolitik) May 19, 2017
— Josh Evans (@JoshEv11) May 22, 2017
Thank Goodness This isn’t Real Life
Fortunately for the naysayers out there, it has been confirmed that this is merely an ironic latte. (And yes, please take a moment to appreciate the irony of the avolatte being unsuccessfully ironic.)
In fact, the inventive barista, Jaydin Nathan, himself confirmed to an Australian news that, yes, “it was actually just a joke.”
Nevertheless, people have begun to genuinely order this concoction. To which Nathan responded, “I think it’s ridiculous. It’s literally coffee in a piece of rubbish.”
So now we shall leave it to the tests of time and social media to see if this latest addition to the hipster-avocado-menu becomes a thing. Meanwhile, we’ll be here wondering if this beverage signals the death of culture as interpreted through people trying to sip a latte out of an avocado skin.