The latte art is a mixture of the coffee crema and milk microfoam, neither of them being stable, which means the design made on a cup will dissipate soon after it’s made. To make the design, first it is made the espresso shot, and the milk is turned into foam with the aid of a steamer. Then, milk is poured into the coffee cup already with the espresso and as the foam rises to the top, images can be created.
From its creation until now, the Latte Art has developed many different styles, being very popular in coffee shops around the world and having international competitions, such as the World Latte Art Championship². A very easy way to check the baristas work is through social medias, and here is a list of a few baristas worth following: