Sometimes, jokes backfire in ways you don’t expect them to.
That’s exactly what happened to the Truman Cafe in Melbourne, Australia, this past week with a joke item they made available at their restaurant. After some remarks from a local real estate mogul that millennials can’t buy houses because all their money is spent on avocado toast and lattes, staff at the cafe thought it would be funny to construct a latte inside of a hollowed-out avocado half-shell.
Of course, the internet loves avocados as much as they love latte art, so when they caught wind of it, cafes around the world began offering their own versions. One video of an “avolatte,” as it’s now being called, exploded with over 55,000 views in just the past day alone.
A barista at Truman Cafe told News.com.au that they weren’t even selling the avocado latte, and it was literally just posted to Instagram as “a joke.” However, at least one person has gone to the cafe and ordered it since the video went viral, which the barista finds “ridiculous” since “it’s literally coffee in a piece of rubbish.”
It looks like a pain to drink out of as well, since there’s no way you don’t get some sips of latte without it either spilling out of the sides or bits of avocado going down with your drink. Nonetheless, the internet can’t get enough of it, apparently.
We’ll just have to wait and see how far this trend goes. Hopefully it doesn’t get to the point where Starbucks is making their own version, like when it jumped on the unicorn bandwagon with Unicorn Frappuccinos, cause this would probably taste even worse.