There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee. And if you’re feeling fancy, there’s nothing like a latte.
The combination of smoky espresso and silky foamed milk makes any morning delightful — and even better? The addition of beautiful art!
Traditional latte art, which typically takes the form of a heart at its most basic or a frond-like pattern at its more elaborate, is made by carefully adding foamed milk to espresso.
With a gentle motion of the wrist, the white milk and rich brown coffee turn into beautiful, swirling patterns. Sometimes, it’s almost too pretty to drink!
Latte art is big if you’re a barista or coffee enthusiast. There are even competitions where dedicated baristas like Matthew Keyes of Key&Cup in Brooklyn can create stunning, edible pieces of art. It’s a strange talent, but one we’re glad is in the world.
And then there are baristas like Mason Salisbury, who are making things even more interesting.
Salisbury likes to practice his latte art, but brewing all that espresso? Just not realistic. But he’s come up with a clever and beautiful solution that’s making the world stop and stare.
See what he does in the photos below, and you might find yourself craving a latte.