How to draw on coffee?
After a cup of coffee with a froth, on which an elegant design is made, there remains not only a pleasant taste, but also a good mood inspired by a beautiful image. The creation of drawings on coffee is called latte art, this word originated from the Italian "milk" and "art". Real baristas know how to draw on coffee to make a beautiful and distinct drawing.
In order to do this art, you need quite a bit:
- whipped cream or milk froth;
- Coffee cup;
- skewer for drawing;
- stencils or pastry syringe;
- cocoa powder, cinnamon or chocolate syrup.
There are several methods of applying the image on the surface of an invigorating drink.
Classic latte art
Classic latte art is based on the technique of mixing whipped milk with espresso in the manufacture of cappuccino. First, do the workpiece, pouring milk froth into the coffee. The result will be a white spot of the desired shape on a dark background. The basic figures in classic latte art are hearts, circles, ovals and flowers.It is important that the espresso is thick, and the milk froth or cream is well whipped. This will allow you to create clear drawings that will not blur until the drink is drunk to the bottom. Having taken a thin sharp stick (for example, a toothpick or a wooden skewer), it's time to start creating. Immersing the stick at the desired depth and applying strokes on the surface, you can make drawings on coffee of any subject.
The most difficult, but very effective method of drawing patterns, is engraving. Melted chocolate or thick fruit syrup can be used as a paint substance. Fill the syrup into the pastry syringe with the thinnest nozzle and unleash the imagination. Here it is important not to flinch. In order for the drawings to turn out beautiful, you may need a certain skill. After applying the chocolate contour, you can still slightly work on your future masterpiece, causing additional zigzags and vignettes with a stick. Possession of knowledge, like making a picture with coffee, will be useful in order to surprise your guests with an exquisite drink with a wonderful image of a flower, a heart or another most unexpected pattern.
There is an easier and faster way to create a coffee masterpiece. To do this, you need a special stencil - a cap with slots that make up the pattern. The chocolate silhouette on snow-white milk foam will look spectacular. Such a way to mocha coffee, which with an additional chocolate note will become a taste and graphic masterpiece, will perfectly suit. Since it is very easy to make drawings on coffee using a stencil, even an unprepared person will cope with the task from the first time.
Drawings can be made not only from cocoa powder, but also from cinnamon, it also gives the drink a special aroma and charm. On the dark surface of the espresso you can apply a white pattern of powdered sugar or vanilla. The author’s fantasy is not limited here either. Stencils can be made from cardboard itself or purchased at the store.
The art of drawing on coffee has become very popular all over the world. Since 2004, even held a championship in latte art. The last world championship was won by Australian Scotty Calagan, who made 6 identical drawings, turning his back to the cups with coffee. In Europe's reputable coffee houses, some visitors are ready to pay 100 euros for a cup with a pattern prepared by a professional barista.But even without being a professional, you can bring immense pleasure to yourself and your loved ones by preparing a wonderful drink with a charming, but unfortunately short-lived pattern.