I attended this event a few weeks back where the internationally renowned, New York based coffee artist and barista Michael Breach showcased his incredible talent. Thanks to an exclusive collaboration with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto.
Growing in popularity, coffee art is rapidly becoming an expected element of coffee appreciation. Nowadays, no flat white, cappuccino or latte is seen as complete without some form of embellishment, be it a heart motif, leaf pattern or if the barista is really good, perhaps some kind of a figurative element. No one knows this better than internationally acclaimed ‘fine art coffee portraiture artist’ Michael Breach. Michael is widely lauded as the Da Vinci of coffee art, a barista with an ability to perfectly capture people’s faces with his amazing portraiture, by creating images using a toothpick to stroke the coffee cream into the crema or foam in the cup.
The self-described “barista to the stars” creates realistic celebrity portraits of the likes of Kurt Cobain, Leonardo Di Caprio and Romeo and Juliet which he calls “Foameo and Juliet”. Michael’s unique talent has taken him all over the world including South Africa.
I also got my coffee-portrait did - naturally!