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Broccoli lattes are the latest trend to hit Aussie cafes

By Stephanie Nuzzo June 6, 2018
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Hands up if you’d be keen to try.

If you thought matcha, turmeric and beetroot lattes were wild, just wait 'til you see what the latest trend to take over our coffee counters is.

CSIRO and Hort Innovations have decided to take one of the most divisive veggies on the market (there are a lot of broccoli haters out there, guys) and turn it into a coffee substitute. 

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Reportedly, they’ve taken broccoli plants, ground them down into a fine powder and steamed said powder with milk (YEP) like you would your morning cup of chai. 

With the help of Commonfolk Coffee Company in Victoria, the group experimented with the many ways the latte could be served (like, mixing it with coffee or simply using it as a garnish) and decided that popping the powder into the frothing pitcher while steaming milk was the way to go. 

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Sam Keck, co-owner of Commonfolk Coffee Company spoke with the SBS about the new, er, treat(?) and shared that the latte probably tastes exactly like you think it would:

“It sounds obvious but the latte tastes like broccoli. If that’s a vegetable you’re into then you will really like it. To be honest, I’m a big fan of broccoli so I found it palatable,” he said.

“…It might not be everyone’s cup of tea – or coffee – but if it was commercialised, I’d expect to see a cult following.”

And yeah, while it might sound as appealing as drinking a glass of dirt to some (read: me) those little trees are super nutritious, so, y’know… at least the bevvy will be good for ya?

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