A photo of a “deconstructed coffee” from a Melbourne cafe has the world wondering if hipsterism has gone too far…
We have learned to live harmoniously with wallet chains and skinny jeans, but the hipsters of Melbourne have once again sent Australia into an online frenzy. Jamila Rizvi, a writer, said she “wanted a coffee, not a science experiment” when she visited The Kitchen at Weylandts last week.
After waiting 20 minutes for her flat white, the coffee arrived in three beakers containing steamed milk, water and espresso, riding regally on a large wooden paddle. It goes to show that hipsters will go above and beyond to ensure that their diet remains both unconventional and impractical.
Within 48 hours of posting a photo of her Frankenstein coffee on her Facebook page, Miss Rizvi’s post reached two million views, 21,283 likes and 6402 comments. The coffee was met with many mixed reviews, one person describing it as a “fun experience” and another saying they thought the cafe was “brave screwing with people before caffeine”.
If you want to try your coffee this way, head to The Kitchen in Abbotsford – and be aware that you are part of the problem not the solution. – Holly Cormack
Top photo from Jamila Rizvi’s Twitter feed.