Coffee can be a piece of art!
This is especially so in the hands of Michael Breach (@Baristart), one of the top barista artists in the United States. Earlier this month, I met up with him, thanks to the folks at NESCAFE Dolce Gusto who brought him to Singapore for their roadshow at Raffles City.
My son, Asher, was one of the lucky few who got his ‘latte art portrait’ drawn by Breach, among a group of NESCAFE Dolce Gusto facebook fans, invited guests and members of public.
Breach takes around 10 to 15 minutes to complete each portrait, using nothing but a slim wooden pick. He would first take an image of the subject using his phone and adjust the lighting so that it is best suited to transfer the image into a latte art by increasing contrast and brightness:
It was quite an experience watching Breach work his magic. Asher was restless when when we first arrived, but soon found himself sitting quieting on a tall stool, observing Breach making latte portraits.
Here’s the magic he did for Asher:
Love it! Thanks NESCAFE Dolce Gusto for the awesome opportunity! Go like their Facebook page for surprises like this one! 🙂