I am a huge Latte drinker when I get around to it. I have this fully tricked out machine at home, which I have had for several years, and when the mood strikes me, it’s my best friend for several days. I don’t like coffee in general, but when it comes to latte, I can drink gallons of it.
I think the high concentration of milk in it is the driving force behind my cravings. It just suits me and my job well to drink a lot of latte, however odd that may sound. There is one thing about latte that I still haven’t mastered, and that is the skill of making milk foam art on the surface of it.
Flickr user Chrissy May found one of the most skillful latte artists I have ever seen doing this thing called latte art. This dude makes the most elaborate drawings in the milk foam, and it will have your jaw drop when you see the detail. Latte art was originally created to entice customers enough to be impressed to come back and buy more, and the more elaborate it is, the more people will be amazed over the skills needed to create it. That alone is a factor that will have anyone coming back for more. After all, if the latte maker is this good, he sure as hell can make a good cup of coffee as well, right?
My only remaining question is, how the heck do you get started with this? Are there any tutorials available, and who made them? I am on a mission now to learn the trade of latte art, and I am in desperate need of some guidance. If you know of any tutorials on the Internet that are worth checking out, please tell me and I will definitely be forever grateful for your contribution. Whether the latte art actually makes the latte taste better is yet unknown. As they say, the taste is in the mind, and if the visuals are good, usually the food or drink is as well. So, latte art, here I come! Wish me luck!