• A Melbourne cafe has accidentally sparked a new trend - the avolatte - after combining coffee and a scooped-out avocado. (Instagram/Lickyourphone/tom.inc)
Pro: it saves on washing up. Con: you'll never own your own home.
By
Alyssa Braithwaite

22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM  UPDATED 22 May 2017 - 1:44 PM

A cafe in Melbourne has taken the smashed avo obsession and coffee culture to new levels, creating the 'avolatte'.

Truman Cafe in Albert Park created a coffee served in an avocado skin as a joke - but it has captured the attention of many on social media - with some calling it "peak hipster" and others declaring it a "wonderful time to be alive". 

"It's definitely not for real. It's a joke. I think it says more about other people that this is being taken seriously," manager Jaydin Nathan tells SBS.

"I was just trying to play a prank on the kitchenhand and I put his coffee in an apple, and then I was like, 'hey, hold on a second Melbourne loves avo'. I put it in an avocado, and someone was there to film it, and then it just picked up on Instagram and stuff from there."

It might have started as a joke, but Truman Cafe has already had a gentleman request it.

"We actually had a customer come in yesterday and ask for it, so yeah we made one," Nathan says.

"I didn't charge him a lot because, well, we didn't have to wash a cup and the avocado was bit smaller than our small cup." 

Nathan says it wasn't a deliberate reference to recent headlines about millenials frittering away money on smashed avo that could otherwise be saved for a house deposit. 

But people on social media have been making the connection.

Many seem ready to embrace the 'avolatte', with versions - and verdicts - popping up all over the world. 

But others have dismissed it as one of 2017's most ridiculous trends. 

And for the record, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary are not on board.

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