Avocados are having a moment. The oval fruit that seems to go with everything from toast to ice cream is everywhere these days, and some restaurants are even dedicating their entire menus to avocados.
So what happens when you take a trendy food item and combine it with an equally popular drink, the latte? You get the avocado latte, which sounds like a terrible idea.
What started off as a joke at a cafe in Australia has now taken off in popularity. During an interview on Australian news, local millionaire Tim Gurner said that young people should skip their expensive avocado toast and high-end coffee when eating out and, instead, save their money to buy a house.
Following the interview, the Truman Cafe in Australia began offering the avolatte as a cheeky response to Gurner’s comments, using a hollowed out avocado as the cup for a latte. Much to the cafe owner’s surprise, people actually really liked the combo.
How does a person even go about drinking it without spilling it everywhere? Sure, avocados can add some creaminess to food and desserts, but what if you get a few chunks of avocado (or worse, its skin) in your mouthful of coffee?
Jaydin Nathan, who runs the vegetarian and vegan cafe in Melbourne, explained that the avolatte was made as a “fun way of rebelling against the older generation who says we won’t own a house because we spend too much money on avocado and coffee.”
The concoction was supposed to be just a gag on social media, but Nathan said that customers have begun requesting the new item. “We never intended to sell them,” said Nathan. “But since all the attention has come, we’ve had quite a few customers come in and request them.”
Although the avolatte hasn’t officially made it onto the menu at the Truman Cafe, Nathan says that if customers come in looking for the super-trendy drink, they’ll make it. Even better, the cafe only charges customers for a regular latte.
To all of our avolatte fans and people around the world creating and sharing avolattes with us, we see you and we love what you’re doing! Be proud to be a millennial and raise your avolatte, and take a big creamy sip as we tell those old codgers to kiss our hass! Seriously though couldn’t imagine this would get so big, keep up the videos we’re laughing at all this, and here’s some fan artwork that just got us really emosh! 🙌❤ Truman xx 📸 credit: @amyhonolulu_
We love the creativity, but we’ll just watch the videos while enjoying our avocado and latte separately.