Sunday, 5 February 2017

For the love of Coffee

I am by no means a coffee snob.  However, I do live with one, so I understand some people will not lower themselves to drink "that filthy instant stuff".  Me, I could care less.  As long as it is hot and strong enough (i.e. does sit in your cup looking like left over dishwater) I am happy enough to drink it.

When we go out I like to order a coffee.  I do not reel back in horror if my coffee is served to me in a cup and saucer, neither do I smile knowingly if it is served in a glass with a serviette draped around it for modesty.  My other half prefers what I call the "dolly 
cup", or as the coffee aficionados refer to as "demitasse".  

What makes me squeal out loud with delight is when the barista decorates the coffee with their glorious milk foam art!  I LOVE it!  

I know this takes quite a bit of skill and talent.  And it is for this reason I could not help but write a post about this delicious craft.

Here are a few examples I found online of some of the amazing art people create just with simple milk foam.  

I guess this is where it all really started.  Lovely images created on the flat surface.  But then people became more creative!


Who would not want to see a tiny kitty peering out of their coffee cup?  I know I would not mind!

And if not a kitty, then how about a paw print?

No matter what your preferred image, baristas these days can cater to everyone.  I just love the little bit of whimsy that a simple cup of coffee can make you smile.  So to all the creative (or should I say "Cute and Crafty") Baristas out there, thank you for your talents.  We coffee drinkers appreciate it.  

Happy crafting xo