Want A Latte In A Carrot? Cause You Can Get One (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

Unless you are blessed enough to be hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the terrible things people have been doing to lattes lately, like serving them in avocados.

I regret to inform you that it doesn’t stop there.

No, friends, a cafe called Local’s Corner has created something debatably even more despicable than the avolatte.

It’s called a carrotte, or a carrot latte, and it sounds EVEN MORE tragic than it looks.

It all started when the coffee shop posted this outlandish thing on Instagram on June 4:

There’s one bright side to this (only one): Nobody besides Local’s Corner has posted a photo on social media of the carrot latte, meaning that we can all safely believe that nobody has ordered this god-awful thing at the Australian cafe.

Even better, cafe owner Vanja Butina told Daily Mail Australia that the nasty beverage is not exactly practical, so they just made it to have a laugh.

“It would be very hard to drink out of because it doesn’t hold coffee well,” she explained to Daily Mail Australia.

The amount of space you get when you hollow out a carrot is tiny, so you need super-strong coffee. Plus — and this is even worse than paying a bunch of money for a little sip of garbage carrot coffee — the carrot actually LEAKS once it’s filled with coffee. GROSS.

By the way, this isn’t the first produce-coffee hybrid abomination that these people have crafted.

In February, they served coffee in a hollowed out apple, and the world wept.

And it looks like they make avolattes there too.

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“We just like doing different things, we’ve being doing a few of these, one with an apple, one with an avocado, this week was a carrot and next week we will do something different,” Butina said.

I shudder to think what’s going to happen next week. Lettuce? Pumpkin? Grapes?

Actually, wait … don’t tell me.

Sources: Daily Mail Australia, Local's Corner tag/Instagram / Photo Credit: Kander/Wikimedia Commons, Locals Corner/Facebook

Tags: avolatte, carolatte, carrot latte, produce latte, weird latte
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Don’t Worry Guys, The Avolatte Isn’t Real


By Cooking Panda

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?  

Sources: News.com.auIndependentTruman Cafe/Instagram / Photo credit: T.Tseng/Flickr

Tags: avocado, avolatte, hipster, latte, truman cafe
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