80/20, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
By Dan F. Stapleton
Published: 24 March, 2017
Australians love coffee – in fact, you could describe it as a national obsession. Baristas train for years to perfect the art of the espresso shot and roasters source beans from far-flung corners of the globe to ensure the best flavour. Australia even has its own unique style of coffee – the “flat white” – an espresso coffee with hot steamed milk. But even the most faithful caffeine addict needs a change eventually. Maybe that’s why, in 2017, a new craze is sweeping the country and dominating Instagram feeds: weird and wonderful flavoured lattes that may or may not contain coffee but always pack a punch. Some are sweet, some are savoury and many are made with exotic milk varieties.