“...a method of preparing coffee created by pouring steamed milk into a shot of espresso and resulting in a pattern or design on the surface of the resulting latte. It can also be created or embellished by simply "drawing" in the top layer of foam. Latte art is particularly difficult to create consistently, due to the demanding conditions required of both the espresso shot and milk. This, in turn, is limited by the experience of the barista and quality of the espresso machine. The pour itself, then, becomes the last challenge for the latte artist.”
Take a look at some of the impressive creations:
Apparently, this art has been around for a long time, but I’ve never seen it or heard of it before. Sometimes I’m out there aware of what’s going on, and other times it’s like I live in a hole.
Some of these creations are so amazing that I’d hesitate to drink the coffee and destroy them.
Aren’t they incredible? Have you heard of this before?
I hate coffee bars, but if I could get something like this I might be more tolerant of them. I love these - especially the little Kitty.I wonder how they do them?ReplyDelete
I imagine that it takes a lot of creativity --- and patience! I can barely make foam -- let alone something like this.Delete
These are incredible - especially that cat!! I've been to a few coffee spots that do this and it's a very nice touch :)ReplyDelete
I've never had something like this served to me. I imagine I would be pleasantly surprised --- and reluctant to drink the coffee!Delete
I've seen very simple artistic touches done in foam or whipped cream on a hot drink but nothing THIS elaborate. I'd hate to drink them too!ReplyDelete
It seems really sad to ruin this art!Delete
The one above the monkey is Kiki from Kiki's Delivery ServiceReplyDelete
Oh, is that right? Nice to know!Delete
Too good to drink! Wonder how long it takes to do this?ReplyDelete
Hopefully it's done before your coffee is cold!Delete
I first saw it while watching The Green Hornet movie. Kato made leaves in the ones he made. Not as elaborate as this of course.ReplyDelete
I've never seen something like this in person. It would be nice.Delete
Wow! Those are amazing! I would like to know how long it takes to finish one. Would my coffee be cold by the time it was done?ReplyDelete
That's what I wonder, too. Will my coffee still be hot? Or at least warm?Delete
Never heard of them, but I love the temporariness of them. A remeinder that nothing, especially art, lasts for ever. Okay, maybe most art last longer than a coffee would, but still ... :)ReplyDelete
That is very deep, Francie :)Delete
Wow great art, almost to good to drink!!! The cat is cute but the okay just cant spell today, the horse with wings LOL fantastic!!!! It is amazing what kind of talent is out there.ReplyDelete
Yes, almost too good to drink! But I think I'd do it eventually :)Delete
This art is news to me. I was quite amazed, and the kitty drink had me laughing!
I hope that your day is going well!
Well, at least I'm not alone. Up until now, I'd never seen this before.Delete
These are incredible! And why are these people working in coffee bars if they are this talented!?? Oh that's right, starving artists!ReplyDelete
Hahaha...yes, starving artists!Delete
Very cool indeed....I even have found an editing system that will do it for you...I made one with 'from sophie's view' written in the foam....only thing I couldn't drink it! Not Fair!ReplyDelete
Hahaha...the virtual foam!Delete
Truly art for art's sake.ReplyDelete