There's a little bit of hipster in all of us. For example, everyone likes to be at the forefront of a new band, movie, artistic movement, videogame; everyone's got something they're a snob about and don't want to other people to 'ruin' for them. Just ask die-hard Ghostbusters fans.
However, that kind of exclusive snobbery is only one aspect of being a hipster, another is going out of your way to make something stupid and more difficult to use and enjoy for the sake of it being different and niche.
Like this cup of deconstructed coffee this woman purchased at a shop in Melbourne, Australia.
Writer Jamilia Rizvi was just going about her day, doing Jamilia Rizvi things when she stopped in to get some liquid caffeine. Simple, right? Wrong.
What she didn't count on is that there was going to be hipsters there, who thought that "deconstructing" a simple cup of coffee would be a good idea. For those of you who've never watched an episode of Top Chef, food deconstruction is the act of isolating the ingredients of a dish or beverage so that they can be put together in a different way to alter its flavor.
But is it really f*cking necessary with a goddamned cup of coffee? Here's Rizvi's post in full:
Sorry Melbourne but no. No no no no no.
Hipsterism has gone too far when your coffee comes deconstructed.
I just waited almost 20 minutes for an actual cup before realising it would not be forthcoming.
I wanted a coffee. Not a science experiment. I prefer to drink my beverages out of crockery and not beakers.
Next stage? I'll just get a chopping board with a bunch of actual coffee beans and an upside down hat on it.
This must stop, dear Melbourne.
This must stop.
People on Facebook began commenting with their own coffee horror stories.
And some just thought the entire thing was ridiculous.
And then the obvious hipsters were lurking in the comments section as well, telling Rizvi she was reacting way too strongly to the stupid coffee hate.
God, Hipsters ruin everything.