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Carrot-cino: Coffee hipsters have finally gone too far

First the avo-latte, now this. What's next?

Sarah Young
Monday 05 June 2017 13:17 BST
Could the carrot-cino be the next big food trend?
Could the carrot-cino be the next big food trend?

Coffee lovers are certainly a creative bunch – think turmeric lattes, bulletproof coffee made with butter and even espresso tonics.

But, if you thought we had reached peak coffee fusion, think again because there’s a new beverage which looks set to reinvent the entire sector; the carrot-cino.

On the back of the ‘avo-latte’ – a bizarre trend that saw coffee poured into the skin of an avocado, one café has decided to take things even further and serve theirs in, wait for it, a carrot.

That’s right, someone has actually invented the world’s first piccolo sized coffee in everyone’s favourite root vegetable.

Always coming up with new ways to incorporate caffeine into our lifestyles, Locals Corner in Seaforth, Sydney Australia, posted a photo of their creation on Facebook late Sunday afternoon.

“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,” cafe owner Vanja told Daily Mail Australia.

Could this be the next big food trend?

Maybe not. A technique which looks to shock and appal the internet, Vanja admits that serving coffee in a carrot isn’t very practical because it can leak and because of its size, has to be a very strong serving.

“It would be very hard to drink out of because it doesn't hold coffee well,” she confessed.

Instead, the café will continue to trial different variations of coffee-food combos all in the name of fun.

That being said, one eager commenter thought the creation was an excellent idea writing, “Wow! So creative you guys! Keep re-inventing the wheel I say!!!”

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