I Look Good in Coffee!

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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.

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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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