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This picture of a 'deconstructed coffee' has people absolutely raging


EARLIER THIS WEEK, writer Jamila Rizvi shared this picture of a coffee she was served in Melbourne, Australia, on her Facebook page.

But it wasn’t just any coffee – it was milk, hot water, and a shot of espresso, served in three separate beakers on a wooden paddle.

13319906_1026936757396131_8828158124479211155_n Source: Facebook/Jamila Rizvi

The picture was accompanied by a short rant:

Hipsterism has gone too far when your coffee comes deconstructed. I just waited almost 20 minutes for an actual cup before realising it would not be forthcoming. I wanted a coffee. Not a science experiment.

“Next stage? I’ll just get a chopping board with a bunch of actual coffee beans and an upside down hat on it,” she wrote.

Rizvi’s post was shared thousands of times and has inspired thousands more comments, including these passionate replies:

WTF, if someone wanted a deconstructed coffee they’d just make the bloody thing at home.
I do think they are a brave sort at this café, screwing with people before caffeine.

Experimenting with ways to give customers more freedom of choice. Present the elements, but let them choose the portions. #espresso #homecoffee #beansforhome #homebarista #barista#espressomachine #morningcoffee #beans #coffeegrounds #torontocoffee #sampletray #makeyourown Source: Instagram/beans_for_home

‘Deconstructed coffee’ is becoming an increasingly common sight in fancy coffee shops – the owner of the Melbourne café in question told The Age why they serve it that way:

Generally, people want to choose how much milk they want to put in their coffee. I’m quite a coffee snob myself and I find myself asking for more milk or more water. If we just put it all on the table, they can choose what they want.

Is the world ready to accept this level of coffee snobbery, though? From what we can see here… probably not.


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