If you like art, creativity and coffee, you are in the best place today. This article will talk about the amazing latte art and will show you 14 stunning designs only the best baristas can create. True pieces of art (unfortunately only temporary -Ed.).
Latte art is 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 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.
Let’s see together these stunning designs: three artists, one discipline: latte art.
Kazuki Yamamoto is an Osaka-based artist who is amazing his fans with awesome pictures on his twitter profle. He is now creating his artworks in temporary locations, but he hopes he can open his own store one day. These are some of his coolest “temporary” creations:
1. Melting clock from Salvador Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory.”
3. Dali cat. From a cup to another, chasing the fish.
4. Giraffe. The zoo becomes edible.
We remain in Japan to discover the Japanese barista Yuuichi Ito. He is serving works of art by the cupful at Belcorno, an Italian restaurant located in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture. Mr. Ito recreates popular characters from Disney, anime and manga out of foam, adding colourful accents and shading.
5. Pooh and Tigger: have children started to drink coffee?
6. Baby Mickey and Minnie
7. Baby Donald and Daisy
8. Sailor Moon
9. Mount Fuji: one of the most famous symbols of Japan.
10. Latte art of Disney
11. Snoopy 2D and 3D latte art designs – the collection.
Coming from South Korea, Um Paul is the winner of the last World Latte Art Championship 2016, where baristas are judged based on visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, contrast in patterns, and overall performance. You can read a complete inteview with Um Paul here.
12. Swan. A cappuccino with style.
13. Native American and Angry Apple. When the details are a must.
14. Love Story: heart with two lovers kissing.
Do you know any latte artist in your town? Would you drink his coffee or just keep it on the table to admire it … (until it gets spoiled)?