Many of us are addicted to coffee at different levels – some, for the bitter/sweet taste and others, for the high-caffeine content. Good reasons they are! But an artiste named Melaquino just gave us another good reason why we should never think of quitting. “For the love of art.”
He said: “When you work in a coffee shop, you usually make the same latte art — rosettas and hearts. One day a friend started drawing bears and frogs on hot chocolate. She convinced me to give it a try, so I tried drawing a bear. It was pretty primitive but I kept at it.”
“I’ve been drawing on drinks for the past 4 years and have since perfected my craft.
“You need a marriage of the perfect espresso and micro-foam in order to get the right contrast and bring out the little details.
“With all drawings I begin by pouring milk into a shot of espresso. I use a spoon to manipulate the foam into the shape of what I want to draw. Then, with chocolate, I draw in the outlines and little details,” he added.
“Each drink takes about 3-5 minutes to make from shot to finish. The reaction on customer’s faces are the most rewarding part of my job. A lot of people become regulars and it pushes me to do different designs and to do better,” he concluded.
Aren’t you craving for one of those cups right now?