Latte Art – The delicate art of making a cup of coffee LOOK as good as it tastes!
Latte art is the creative final step in the creation of a barista prepared cup of coffee. Although I’ve always referred to it as Latte Art, it can quite often be found on other coffee-based beverages, such as your classic cappuccino.
It is created by carefully mixing foam with espresso and creating a pattern or design on the surface of the latte. Alternatively, it can be created by skillfully drawing a pattern on top of the coffee in pure foam.
The two most popular designs in the latte art world are The Rosetta (also referred to as The Fern), and The Heart. Many of these unique coffee creations build on those basic designs as their foundation.
At least as far as I understand.
I have never – in my entire life – tried to create latte art, and I will be very surprised if I ever tackle this particular skill. That is partly because I truly admire the skill and delicate hands that it takes to create some of these marvellous creations. And partly because I enjoy the mystery of how these magnificent coffee creations come to be.
Granted, it doesn’t take much to impress me, given that they are making art out of coffee and foam, but some of the patterns go well above and beyond the usual.
If you’re a coffee lover – like me – you will appreciate it when a cup of coffee looks as good as it tastes.
I have certainly not included EVERY fantastic latte art design ever created, that would take an entire blog all of it’s own. However, here are some of my favorite latte art creations, crafted by master baristas around the world.
54 Examples of Beautiful Latte Art
Those are just a few of the fun examples that I loved. It is certainly not an all-encompassing list, but it should be enough to fuel your creativity and stir your desire for a beautiful cup of coffee.
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