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Latte Art


I recently received an email with some examples of what is apparently called “latte art” attributed to an unamed restaurant in Vancouver, BC. Here are a few of them (click the thumbnails for larger version):

While I am barely a coffee drinker, much more a latte drinker, this was all new to me and after a little digging, I discovered that decoration of cups of latte by artistically swirling the milk dates back at least to the 50’s in Italy and is popular around the world. Unsurprisingly, it has come to full flower on the coffee crazed west coast of North America, particularly Vancouver. There are even competitions to crown the most decorative baristas in which the Vancouver folks do very well and you have superstar Vancouver baristas getting gigs in Italian restaurants in New York. It must make it hard to actually drink the coffee!

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I basically did the same a you (displayed pics), my space allows me to see where the inquires are coming from. Originally there was a google that included a place called Gear Dairy. When I tried to access the site I got not available syntax screen. I have had so many hits on this that I decided to re-research it and now there is no listing for Gear Dairy?????
Peace, Love, Hippie Stuff, & Coffee,
Wayward Bill

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