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This past weekend, my friends and I found ourselves waiting in line for some tasty coffee. When our orders came up, we each had some cutesy latte art — hearts, leaves, etc. — and it got me wondering about latte art in general. Some baristas really take pride in it and there are many clever designs out there. I recently came across this video that walks you through several different designs, including rabbits and stars. The unknown barista is very inspirational; after watching it, I wanted to give it a try myself!

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Food Food 9 years
tko - i haven't actually tried it yet, i'm not a big coffee drinker, but i'll have to give it a shot someday.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Yum, why didn't you include some of your designs?
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i saw something on the food network where there was a barista competition and they had to make designs in their lattes. it's really amazing to see how creative some people are.
brittanybe brittanybe 9 years
I made a misshapen heart by semi-accident the other day on my home espresso machiene.... and there I was.... feelin' all proud...
GeorgiaCharlotte GeorgiaCharlotte 9 years
I'm a barista and I always try to do something fun with my lattes, and it is so great to do something pretty on a latte and have a customer notice it. I have to try some of these things now.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
thats adorable.
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
So cute and makes it taste extra good!!
squishyhat squishyhat 9 years
:D so cute!
juliegal juliegal 9 years
i love when i get fun designs......
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
there is a coffee shop here that does that. the first time i went there and got my latte it was like getting a little gift. i think this is awesome!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
The owner of the newest coffee shop in our small western PA town is training all of her baristas to create beautiful designs. What a special treat for all of her patrons.
emalove emalove 9 years
So cute!
bart-simpson bart-simpson 9 years
Those are cute!
jspark jspark 9 years
Nice post! I'm not so crazy about the animal faces but loved the stars! Here in DC the folks at Murky always make a beautiful mark on my cappucino's. Thanks guys!
4BYRDS 4BYRDS 9 years
I would love that! I've never had that done for me before. I would definately revisit any shop that did that time and time again! I agree with Kate that it does show pride in your work.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Awww I like the hearts :)
katejlogan katejlogan 9 years
When I was a barista I did this as well. I think people who take pride in their work, no matter what kind of work, find ways to express themselves. You know you have a good barista if they take the extra few seconds to do this on your drink. It also shows that the espresso shots were well pulled with a good head and the milk is the right consistency and temperature. Also, when you do this all the ingredients get mixed together during the pour so you know you don't have to waste your time or a silly stick stirring your drink; it is already well mixed.
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