Forget everything you knew about latte art! These 3D sculptures are like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
According to the laws of marketing, there are several ways to attract customers. The first one would be to offer whatever you are creating for free. Next, you could get more customers if you sold something that people need, but can’t get from anywhere else. The third option would be to make something that has never been done before. The following Osaka-based Japanese barista, who works for Cafe 10g, ticked the latter and decided to baffle the world with his incredible 3D sculptures made with milk foam or microfoam, if you prefer.
Kazuki creates latte art portraits using a toothpick, and that’s what probably all baristas who have picked up this hobby do. However, I don’t have an explanation for how he can make a foamy milk cat jump from one cup to another like in the above picture, or how he made a giraffe appear out of nowhere. He must be some sort of illusionist!
Last year I wrote about coffee cups that had 3D sculptures at the bottom, and while those could give someone the creeps, such 3D sculptures that float on the latte could make people feel sorry for destroying them in order to get to the magic potion. One great idea would be to combine the two, so that when people decide to destroy the 3D sculpture in order to drink their latte, they would discover another surprise at the bottom of the cup. Don’t blame me if someone puts this into practice and starts giving coffee addicts heart attacks!
Besides animals, Kazuki also likes to create latte art inspired by pop culture characters. The following image depicts the three-eyed alien from Toy Story, while the last picture features Vault Boy from Fallout. Besides having a very creative mind, Kazuki also seems to be a geek, so I applaud him for his otherworldly latte art.
Here is the Twitter account of Kazuki, just in case you want to contact him and congratulate him for his amazing skills. He also posts his creations on Twitter, so following him (on Twitter, not in real life, you stalkers!) might be a good idea, if you want to stay up to date with his work. Don’t worry, you won’t be alone, he has almost 95K more followers.