7 Coolest coffee art places in Auckland
Jan 1st, 1970 at 7 Coolest coffee art places in Auckland
Coffee art has become a popular trend among baristas. It not only shows off the barista’s artistic talent and creative flair, but it also makes the coffee look more attractive and sexy. Coffee art can be hard to master as you need the right techniques and conditions for both the milk and espresso. Unfortunately you can’t just pour in steamed milk and hope it turns into a tulip…
Coffee art styles
Coffee art uses two main styles to create the design. Free pouring – where the design is created during the pour and etching – where a tool is used to create the design after the milk has been poured.
You might notice your latte has a fern or a type of flower on it. This is created by free pouring. How does the barista do this you may ask, below are a few general guidelines.
- The cup is either either tilted or kept level
- When the milk is poured over the coffee, a foam begins to show
- The barista moves the pitcher side to side
- To finish, a quick strike through the middle is used as the “stem”
This style can include simple geometric shapes or can have complicated patterns such as animal designs and flowers.
- The barista uses a toothpick or skewer to manipulate the surface of coffee
- Syrups are sometimes used to help aid the design
- Using a toothpick, the syrup is dragged to the middle and outer edges to create a more intricate design
We’ve found some of the coolest coffee patterns around Auckland! Let these coffees speak for themselves.
Photo Cred: Petit Bocal FB
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Photo Cred: Stanley’s Cafe FB
Photo Cred: Toasted FB
Photo cred: Cafe Tran FB
7. The Barista Academy – Wellesley St
If you want to master latte art, The Barista Academy will teach you the required skills and techniques!
Photo Cred: The Barista Academy FB
And if you get really good, you might even be able to draw a coffee version of Leonardi DiCaprio!
Check out the video below!