‘I love coffee. It’s one of my favourite things in the world, and I love tasting different coffees.’
Coffee gets more and more artistic every day; originating in Italy, the trend boomed in the 1980’s and 1990’s in the US, and David Schomer (of Espresso Vivace) is credited with popularizing the idea. In the Tea Lounge at St Martins we are hoping to branch out into coffee art in the near future. With just a shot of espresso, and a little frothed milk, you can do amazing things. The flower and heart artworks are a couple of the more basic designs, and there is a great tutorial on WikiHow as to how to create these yourself at home:
Once you’ve mastered the basics, it seems anything is possible! Check out these images of cats on lattes which are super realistic:
They look so cute we almost wouldn’t want to drink them! They are the work of @dongurinekobei
Another latte art trend is making shapes out of milk foam, aka ‘super-kawaii’. In keeping with the cat theme (which seems to be an incredibly popular addition to coffee…) check these out:
There is even a foam giraffe! We don’t know quite how they managed to create that one.
We hope you enjoyed our dose of latte art, and look forward to seeing it on a coffee near you in the Tea Lounge!