I Look Good in Coffee!


As it turns out, forming faces in foamy froth is flattering. And fun to watch!

Michael Breach, the artist behind BaristArt, encourages people to watch him work. He downloads a picture from your iPhone and then draws it in a coffee cup topped with foam. I shared a picture of me from Vietnam and here’s a quick video that shows you how easily he sketched me in the foam.

The whole process only took about 5 minutes, so we chatted with Michael. He said he started doing this when he was working the evening shift as a barista. He’d get pretty bored, so he decided to have some fun with his job and started drawing shapes and then portraits into coffee foam.


He’s had no art classes and doesn’t work in any other medium. Coffee is his canvas. Your portrait in it is his art. What a fun way to spend a coffee break!

Have you watched other food turned into artwork?


25 responses to “I Look Good in Coffee!

  1. Wow, that is amazing! I always think it’s so cool and humbling to see artists work in mediums that are ephemeral. Not to say that other artists aren’t just as worthy, but it takes a special kind of person to create something, knowing full well that it will be dismantled very soon after. Glad you got a video of the process!

  2. How COOL is that – WOW! I knew a guy when I worked in the commercial food industry that made AMAZEballs art out of fruits and veggies as well as ice. He was fascinating to watch when in action too. I love watching people in general making art in just about every form/medium. Happy Day – Enjoy 🙂

  3. I have seen this on the internet before, but have not seen it in real life!! Michael is so talented and so fast! I wouldn’t want to drink that coffee because it looks too pretty!

  4. This is amazing! I sometimes think I’m talented and creative until I see things like this and realize I’m nowhere near as talented as some haha. I love coffee art.

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