Latte art is a method of preparing coffee created by pouring steamed mild 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 and quality of the. The pour itself, then, becomes the last challenge for the latte artist.
But Japan’s Kohei Matsuno (Known as “Mattsun” by his Internet followers) is no ordinary barista he already taking the delicate art form to a whole new level with his amazing 3D latte masterpieces. What started as his way of sprucing up an ordinary cup of complimentary coffee for patrons at his part-time job has blossomed into a form of creative expression that has people around the world smiling. Mr. Matsuno brings life and whimsy to an otherwise ordinary cup of joe. Come with us now for a sneak peek at the work that goes into some of Japan’s most beautiful latte art.
To make things really interested he began using large amounts of milk foam to design all kinds of cute shapes, decorating them with with a sharp utensil, usually a toothpick. This ingenious trick has made Kohei one of the most popular latte artists in Japan.
Mattsun describes his original art as “a race against time”. He starts the creative process by preparing a larger amount of milk foam than for regular latte art. He then quickly pours it into the cup and starts work on shaping it as he only has a five minute window before the delicate medium begins to deteriorate. That’s one of the reasons why Kohei tries to keep his art as simple as possible, but he says people enjoy simple designs over the more elaborate ones anyway. His only tools are a spoon and a sharp toothpick.
My problem for this 3D latte is they’re too cute to drink!!!!
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