When it comes to drinking coffee, we’ve come up with all sorts of whacky concoctions.
Remember Starbucks’ Zombie Frappucino?
I could probably dedicate a list to all of the weird and terrible coffee beverages that have debuted in the past couple of years, but there are plenty of revolutions to cover with what goes on inside coffee cups.
I’m more interested in the different ways people have come up with actually drinking coffee. Like what about doing away with traditional cups altogether?
I’m not talking about cupping your hands together and slurping, that’d be gross – and painful. I’m talking about the great mind behind this Coffee Cup Doughnut.
You can find this delicious treat at Kenilworth Bakery in Kenilworth, Australia. Created by barista Fernando Santi, the dessert features a hollowed out cinnamon-dusted doughnut that’s lined with Nutella.
Santi then pours a shot of espresso, some steamed milk, and foam in the hole. They can also put some hot chocolate in it as well, if that’s more your speed.
It might seem like a simple idea but the execution is a delicate balance, one that took Santi and the baking team at Kenilworth a week of trial and error to properly figure out.
If the idea sounds really foreign or crazy to you, just stop yourself for a second and think about it: people dunk their donuts in coffee all the time. Heck, one of the world’s most famous coffee and donut chains is called Dunkin’ Donuts for crying out loud. Santi decided to brilliantly flip the script and put the coffee inside the donut instead.
The result is a pretty brilliant take on the classic combo of fried dough and a cup o’ jo.
It certainly beats the idea of drinking a latte from a hollowed-out avocado.
Now that just screams hipster BS is if I’ve ever seen it.
The Coffee Cup Doughnut retails for about $6. How much you wanna bet a ton of other cafes around the world start pilfering the idea for themselves?