The Best Works of Latte Art

We've all played around with the foam on top of our Starbucks order, so it's no surprise that it's now become an established art form. Latte art is way of decorating espresso-based drinks using milk foam, and sometimes syrup, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. More advanced artists, such as Kazuki Yamamoto (who has some work featured below), take the average milky swirls to the next level by using intricate designs and 3-D effects. In case you needed an afternoon pick-me-up, we've collected the best examples of this espresso-inspired expertise for your viewing pleasure--because what's more rejuvenating than a dressed-up cup of joe?

While you've probably seen many simple and pretty designs like this:

There is an entire realm of undiscovered latte art like this:


From internet sensations...


...to contemporary and modern art you would find at MoMA,



latte art tackles all kinds of artistic expression.


You can use latte art to show your fandom of a video game...


...or your support for a politician....


...or your admiration for your role model.


Seeing your favorite things in latte-form is like watching a movie originating from your favorite TV show...


...in 3-D!


Latte art pushes the boundaries...


...and completely transcends them!


So take some time to appreciate this adorable and edible artform before taking your first sip!



Maybe you'll even try your hand at latte art the next time you stop at your local coffee shop on your way to your internship! If you do, be sure to share your creation with us, no matter how simple it is!