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Avocados and coffee. They're the "only" two reasons millennials can't afford to buy a home, so what happens when we put the two together?

Does owning a home get further out of reach? Or do we achieve the greatest food beverage combo of all time?

This week the Trial and Error team tested the latest in bizarre new coffee mashups. Said to have originated in, you guessed it, Melbourne, where what can only be described as an extreme hipster customer made the odd request: A partially hollowed out avocado filled with a frothy latte.

While the internet is divided over what it's really all about, we put a panel to the test to taste the creation.

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Taste predictions

Our panel of coffee drinkers agreed that the combination of creamy avocado and coffee was confusing. A perplexed Ellie said: "I don't think I get it."

The avolatte. Photo / NZ Herald
The avolatte. Photo / NZ Herald

Jenni felt there was really no need for it to be served in anything but a cup and Patricia declared that "an avocado is not supposed to be this warm."

READ MORE: • The best avocado on toast in Auckland • Millennials fight back with the 'avolatte'

What the avolatte actually tastes like

Ellie was not a fan of the texture: "It's weird putting your lips up to avocado skin."

Considering the practicality of a coffee sloshing about in an avocado skin, Jenni pondered where it would be fitting to drink such a drink. "You couldn't take this in the car."

The faces say it all.
The faces say it all.

Both Jenni and Ellie agreed that the coffee still tasted exactly the same, just with added "bits."

The verdict

Our local barista may have said it best when he remarked after we made the weird request: "Do you have to?"

The group decided that both avocado and lattes have their place: One in a cup, the other on toast, and that they were being ripped off with a potentially very pricey beverage that was essentially "drinking out of what usually goes in the rubbish."

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It was agreed that the best part of the experiment was making the avocado stand up.
It was agreed that the best part of the experiment was making the avocado stand up.

In a unanimous decision all three participants voted a firm no on the avolatte.