4 pointless and weird lattes that foodies are going gaga over (for no reason)

Fri 06 2017  |  admin

You just got served some food or beverage, and all you care about is how many likes and shares it will get you on social media–no, that’s not an isolated scene these days. In fact, it’s quite the norm. Taste or flavour barely matters when all you’re looking for is food that’s Instagram-worthy. And that’s just the reason why we have more types of lattes than anything else in this world.

Well, we might be exaggerating a bit (not about the latte bit, though), but you get the point. Quirky-looking or weird-tasting food is just what you need to get attention on social media, and coffee makers from around the world are catering to that need. This has led to the creation of some of the wierdest and the most ridiculous latte varieties.

And these are popular as hell, because all you need to get people excited are cute pictures, right? Here’s our pick of some of the most ridiculous lattes people across the world are going gaga over (for no reason, in our opinion).

iPhone latte
So you sold your kidney for the latest iPhone? How silly! You could have just got an iPhone box from your local raddiwala, and turned your friends jealous with some iPhone latte. This new latte version will make you forget about all other lattes–at least, that’s what the team at Mashable believes it will do.

Their recent video teaches you how to turn an iPhone dabba into a ‘cup’ of latte, with an Apple foam-art on top. You can use an iPhone 4 or 5 box for a small cuppa, and an iPhone 6 or 7 box for a large cup. No no, the latte itself undergoes no change at all. It’s all about the packaging, and how many likes you get! Steve Jobs just turned in his grave!

Unicorn latte
Rainbow colours, stars, and glitter–no, we’re not describing a dream some 5-year-old kid had. It’s unicorn latte we’re talking about. People in the US of A went batsh*t crazy about this drink that took the internet by storm. The allure of the unicorn latte was so great that even Starbucks launched a limited edition unicorn frappucinno variety in April 2017!

And while we understand that people get attracted to vibrant colours, we’re wondering what exactly is this coffee supposed to do–turn us into fantastic beasts for Harry Potter to find, or take us someplace else, or just give us a sugar crash?

Avocado latte
You might not have heard of Australian millionaire Tim Gurner, but he’s the main reason why the world has something called avocado latte. During an interview, he blamed millennials’ inability to buy property on their need to buy expensive products like avocado and gourmet coffee.

If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, a cafe at Melbourne merged them both to make avocado lattes–the flesh is scooped off avocado halves, and filled with latte. Yes, that’s it! Avocado latte is expensive, and when have you ever wanted to drink stuff out of fruit shells? Hey, how about some summer-special mango latte then?

Charcoal latte
Guess what one of the most Instagrammable things in this world is? Health. Anything that helps you stay healthy, from an exercise routine to chia seeds, it gets people buzzing. So, someone created charcoal latte. Because, you know, activated charcoal is good for your health.

And add milk to it to make it somehow edible, call it ‘latte’ even though it doesn’t have much caffeine to boast of, and sell an expensive cuppa. Even though nutritionists have pointed out that activated charcoal can remove beneficial nutrients as well as toxins from our bodies, people continue to go for this drink. Why? It’s black, and if that isn’t the sign of a mysterious or magical drink, then what is?

That’s just where we’re choosing to end our little list. But please don’t imagine that the long list of weird lattes is done with. After all, there’s still chai latte, dragon latte, and purple sweet potato latte to consider. And while the world goes crazy about these Instagrammable lattes, we’re content with our regular old cuppas of coffee. What about you?

Via India Today