What Do You Get When You Cross a Latte and an Avocado?

What’s more on trend than artfully poured lattes and avocados? An artfully poured latte in an avocado.

Related To:

What Do You Get When You Cross a Latte and an Avocado?

What’s more on trend with millennials than artfully poured lattes and avocados? How about — hold onto your knit caps, cuffed jeans, ironic t-shirts, bushy beards and fixed-gear bicycles! — an artfully poured latte in an avocado.

Truman Café in Melbourne, Australia, has created just such a thing, posting to its Instagram account a video of a latte being painstakingly and prettily poured into a partway-hollowed-out avocado half.

“Combining two of Melbourne's obsessions - lattes and avo,” Truman Café mused in the video caption, capped off with a Face With Tears of Joy Emoji.

The joy was hardly contained. In just one week, the video racked up more than 6,300 views and hundreds of comments, this despite the fact that the café has only 474 followers on Instagram and also despite the fact that the original video was, um, not meant to be taken seriously.

“It was actually just a joke. We weren’t actually selling them but then someone came in today and wanted one,” the cafe’s barista, Jaydin Nathan, told News.com.au. “I think it’s ridiculous. It’s literally coffee in a piece of rubbish.”

Yet now that the avolatte, as it was dubbed somewhere along the line to virality, has been born, it seems to have established a Frankenstein-esque life of its own, racking up media mentions aplenty, and even a nod (or knock) from those trend watchers at Merriam-Webster, who tweeted, “Word We’re Not Watching: avolatte.”

The cafe seems to be enjoying its moment in the spotlight. It has posted a follow-up Instagram image of three amply bearded dudes (staffers? customers?) proudly holding their avolattes.

“Smiles all round here at Truman Cafe as our infamous ‘Avo Latte's’ are all the rage right now,” it captioned the image.

Infamous being the operative word.

Photo courtesy of @trumancafealbertpark

Next Up

Order This, Not That: Starbucks

'Tis the season for fancy coffee drinks filled with hidden fat, sugar and calories. Learn what to order from the barista so you don't pack on extra holiday pounds.

Reading List: Caffeine Hurts Your Heart, A Look at Cheap Food & A Pro Footballer Goes Veg

A new (rather graphic) ad wants to keep you from pouring on the pounds, coffee and alcohol are linked to irregular heartbeats and there's a new "veggie-filled" Goldfish snack on the market.

What Makes Coffee Smell So Good? An Infographic Makes Scents of It

Why do we love the smell of coffee so much? A helpful infographic makes scents of it all with a chemical breakdown.

What's Your Java IQ?

To celebrate National Coffee Day, take Food Network Magazine's coffee quiz.

Nutrient to Know: Chlorogenic Acid

If you’re a coffee drinker, you may be getting plenty of this potent antioxidant – find out why it’s good for you.

Carrot Lattes Are Pretty Much What They Sound Like

Baristas in Australia would like to present you with a carrot latte, which is, yes, a latte served in a carrot.

Weekly Bits: Cool Java Tricks, Sweet & Savory Melon and More

Last week, you (the readers) shared great tips on healthier chicken salad recipes and making baby food at home. This week: DIY frozen treats, the perfect cold brew and creative ways to dress up your watermelon.

Nutrition News: Fiber's Sleep Effects, Sugar Warning Labels, Coffee and Exercise

A high-fiber diet could help you sleep; sugar warning labels prove effective; coffee may be key to fitness-plan success.

In the News: Warning for Tea Drinkers, Starbucks Goes Green, Teen Weight Loss Surgery & More

From this week’s headlines: Starbucks goes eco-friendly, weekly food recalls, making dinner faster and easier, and weight loss surgery for teens.

Is Cold Brew Heating Up the Bean Scene?

Cold brew coffee is hot, hot, hot. It may also be heating up the demand for coffee beans.

What's New