DAY TWENTY-FOUR Making pictures in coffee

24 Sep

Little do we know this jug's about to start bucking like a broncho.

I’VE always wondered how baristas make those magic flowers in your cup of coffee. Finally tiring of my endless musing, I went along to Gridlock Coffee in Melbourne and pestered World Latte Art Champion Con to show me a few moves. He can free pour like nobody’s business.

Whaddaya know though (Joe), it’s not as easy as it looks. Con stands behind me and helps me wobble out a five-leaf tulip like he’s teaching me to play pool. Then it’s my turn to go it alone. Faster than you can say “Ow, that’s hot,” I’ve run out of cup.

I’m leaving this one to the professionals.

Easy does it.


3 Responses to “DAY TWENTY-FOUR Making pictures in coffee”

  1. kateshrewsday September 24, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    I liked your modern abstract, actually. Could prove to be a whole new craze in coffee art and make you rich and famous:-)

    • valentish September 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

      It won’t make me popular, Kate, but I’m thinking of marketing it to Gloria Jean’s.

      • Tal September 24, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

        Don’t bother. It’d take more than a foam facelift to fix their awful brew.

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