If you thought we reached peak kitschy coffee trends with the Unicorn Frappucino, think again. Now baristas are trying to make salad coffee happen.
The troubling trend of serving coffee drinks in hollowed-out produce “cups” has been on the rise since late last month, when a cafe in Melbourne, Australia made headlines for serving lattes in avocado peels (“avolattes”), Newsweek reported.
If that weren’t weird enough, Eater also uncovered a coffee shop in Sydney that’s been whipping up lattes in carrots and apples.
Australia’s not the only place responsible for these insults to espresso. One stateside example — a cappuccino in a bell pepper, made at Crave coffee shop in New York City — first sprung up in 2014, Eater reports.
Recently, barista Conor Poull reportedly invented the “tomato cortado” at Dallas’ West Oak Coffee Bar, but he says these veggie cups of coffee shouldn’t be taken so seriously.
“I tasted it and it wasn’t that bad,” Poull tells The Post. “But I think it’s a trend the same way memes are, and none of my customers have asked for it … It’s essentially baristas pouring coffee into scraps … [and] playing games.”
Coffee shops are ruining perfectly good lattes with vegetables