It’s all well and good for a café to have an interesting hook to get us to go into their establishments. When does it go too far, though? Each café calls their coffee sizes by different names, different beans that promise “just the hint” of something that no matter how much your taste buds search for it can’t be found.
A Melbourne café has probably hit the most extreme example of café extremism as they want you to assemble your latte. The image originally posted on Facebook by Jamila Rizvi that has gone viral shows a latte deconstructed into three scientific beakers. One beaker has the coffee, the next hot water, with the final beaker containing the frothed milk.
“I wanted a coffee. Not a science experiment. I prefer to drink my beverages out of crockery and not beakers.” Rizivi posted to Facebook. Many commenters on the post sighted similar stories of “quirky” café behaviour when all anyone wants a good cup of coffee.
Rizivi concluded her Facebook post with “Next stage? I’ll just get a chopping board with a bunch of actual coffee beans and an upside down hat on it.” Stop giving them ideas, Rizivi!