CAFES BAN AVOCADOS OVER
“As of today, we will no longer be serving avocado in the yurt. This. Is. Not. A. Joke,” the caption reads. “Controversial? Absolutely … we’re as acquainted as the next person to our weekly intake of smashed avocado toast but this is something we have thought long and hard about.”
The cafe then went on to explain the multiple reasons behind the decision, including seasonality, the distance the avocados travel when they’re imported and sustainability. The Wild Strawberry Cafe usually cooks with locally sourced ingredients, which is why its owner felt that it was unusual for them to feature avocados on the menu when they’re sourced from much further afield. “The western world’s obsession with avocado has been placing unprecedented demand on avocado farmers, pushing up prices to the point where there are even reports of Mexican drug cartels controlling lucrative exports,” the cafe said on Instagram.
Earlier this year, Tincan Coffee Co in Bristol also announced that it would stop serving avocados to its customers