February 09

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Japanese Latte Art: Cuteness By The Cup

CoffeeCat

All kinds of art creates buzz, but not many deliver the added bonus of tasting like a fine arabica roast while they’re doing it. Baristas the world over compete for foam finesse, but few can rival Japan’s coffee artistes when it comes to sheer cuteness. These are all cups of coffee I was served at otherwise ordinary cafés!

CoffeeBear

CoffeePiggy

This one even features foam that’s been tinted pink!

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