The trendiness of avocados has hit Colombia, and it’s confusing locals

The trendiness of avocados has hit Colombia, and it's confusing locals

One girl says avocado toast is de facto “bizarre.”

Colombia is the third-largest producer of avocados on the planet. So why are locals so baffled by the stylish new avocado dishes popping up all through their nation?

Lisa Ramírez, a 27-year-old who frequents Azahar Espresso, a store situated in a rich space of Colombia’s capital, Bogota, stated she was shocked when she first noticed the place’s menu.

“Once I first noticed the avocado toast with eggs, it was actually bizarre,” stated Ramírez, who spoke to Huffington Publish. “We often use the avocado for lunch and we eat it solely with salt.  For me, it’s actually unusual that folks now are beginning to eat it on this means with toast.”

Whereas avocados stay a central a part of Colombians’ food regimen, they haven’t dominated the menus of cafes, similar to Azahar Espresso, till not too long ago.

Whereas perplexed by the development, Ramírez acknowledges it’s a good factor for the nation’s financial system. Between 2010 and 2015, Colombia’s exports of Hass avocados rose by greater than 150 %.


One other stylish, avocado-themed cafe is Lavocaderia, situated within the El Poblado district, recognized for being the “gringo” a part of Medellin.  This space boomed within the 1990s, when the elite fled the violence of town heart.

Lavocaderia opened solely three months in the past, however sometimes has a line of at least 20 folks ready to get in at any time. “We wished to adapt to the Colombian development and bear in mind Colombian delicacies,” stated Lavocaderia’s proprietor, Ximena Hoyos.

Each merchandise on Lavocaderia’s menu sticks avocado in it someplace.  Their menu ranges from smoothies to cocktails to pancakes to burgers.

In Colombia’s extra conventional south, there was a blended response to the rise of those cafes.

Whereas some locals stated they’re and like going to those cafes, others described the development as “bizarre.”

“It’s bizarre as a result of avocado is a extremely regular meals for us,” stated a Colombian who requested to stay nameless. “It’s actually frequent.  So to see foreigners wish to go to a spot devoted solely [to] avocado … I’m undecided I perceive the purpose.”

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