Despite being the visual representation of undying love and passion, a love heart in your coffee probably doesn’t mean the person who made it is hopelessly in love you - a lesson learnt this week by fourth-year student, Carrie Bryson (21).
The delicate pouring of milk to create stunning works of latte art has long been an important part of the coffee industry. One of the most common pieces of latte art is the humble love heart, its popularity largely due to its ease to make.
Yet despite the fact is is obviously easy to make, Carrie has been recently making the mistake of assuming the heart in her coffee is a confusingly subtle declaration of love and commitment.
Speaking with The Obiter after her third coffee of the day, Carrie suggested the situation was ‘...pretty bloody obvious. I mean, he might as well have got down on one knee and popped the big question! What else could that symbol possibly mean?’
When we suggested the symbol could just be a nice thing this certain barista puts in people’s coffee, Carrie scoffed, and reasserted her love for ‘...whatever his name is. We don’t need names - we have the sacred, romantic bond of barista and customer! Try and tear us apart, bitch.’
Hurt by the offensive word, we terminated the interview immediately.
Unfortunately for Carrie, later that day she gazed upon her friend Mark’s flat white, only to notice a love heart sitting in Mark’s coffee as well.
In a distressing blend of tears and anger, she stormed up to the barista, accusing him of being a ‘f**king two-timing ****.’ Revenge was promised in the form of getting coffee from another barista - a disgusting violation of the sacred bond.
Unlikely to be more to come, we’re still reeling a bit from being called ‘bitch.’