The newest craze in coffee is rainbow latte art! With vibrant colors and beautiful designs, these javas will surely brighten up your morning!
Hello, friends! So one day when I was browsing through Facebook, I came across this video that blew my mind. I am an avid coffee drinker. Like, coffee and I were meant to be together, okay? I drink it all the time, no matter what time of day. Any kind of coffee too. Frappuccinos, iced coffees, mochas, lattes, flat whites, macchiatos; you name it, I drink it. Except black. Never got into black coffee. But lattes are really my thing. So, when I came across this video, I was stunned, and needed a foam latte ASAP.
Did you watch the video? Are you seeing what I’m seeing? Rainbow coffee! What a way to brighten up your morning! Once I saw this video, I had to search for more examples of this glorious coffee art. And I found lots of photos! Such gorgeous, colorful lattes. Guys, I have a serious appreciation for those magicians who can make flowers and swans on latte foam. I make a pretty mean blob and a killer amoeba, but that’s about it. I’m working on it. In the meantime, let’s grab our coffee cups and drink to the wondrous phenomenon that is rainbow coffee art, and take a look at some lovely photos, almost all of which are from Las Vegas barista Mason Salisbury.
I think one of my favorite forms of latte art is the flowers they make. There are some done like the featured image, and some made more like this one. I think this one looks kind of like a tulip. Or, I guess upside down it looks like a fairy dancing. Or both. Maybe it’s a dancing tulip fairy, depending on what way you look at it! Okay, I may also be a little crazy. But either way, this is beautiful. One thing I also find intriguing is that some are poured for more of the steamed milk to show, and others mix with the coffee for a more caramel colored background. I wonder if that’s got something to do with the type of latte, or if it’s an aesthetic choice. We may never know, but I’m going to appreciate it anyway!
I really can’t describe how excited I am to see coffee turned into beautiful art. Sure, coffee latte art has been around for a while, and the swirls of steamed milk and coffee do have a wonderful look. But, they don’t have the same wow factor that bright rainbow colors do. Do you wanna know how it’s done? Well, not the actual pouring part. That I can’t do. But I mean, do you wanna know how they make it rainbow? Okay, if you watched the video, you already know. It’s tiny drops of food coloring placed precisely on the foam before it’s poured into the coffee. As it’s poured, the food coloring mixes with the foam, creating brightly colored coffee foam art. How awesome! I want to try!
I love watching people make cafe latte art. The videos I kept finding while writing this post were very distracting, because I would watch them and not be writing my post (which I really wanted to finish so I could share this awesome art form with you lovely readers!) so I had to stop watching them for now and stick with photos.
I love this photo because it was taken in the middle of making latte art. Wait. What is this shape? That’s not a flower, like I’ve normally seen done in rainbow. No. It can’t be. Is that a swan? No way. That looks like a huge set of wings and a body, and a long neck. And that bit at the end might be a head forming. Tell me, guys. Do you see the swan?
Ah-hah, there’s a peacock! Do you see it? Gah. It’s amazing. There are people out there who are actually talented enough to make birds on their lattes. I can’t even. It’s the best latte art ever! Like I said before, I’m horrid at the whole latte art thing. I make blobs. I’ve always wanted to make pretty designs in my morning lattes, just to jazz things up some mornings. But in all reality, I’m awful at it. These photos are inspiring me to practice more, which means I need to start making more lattes. I may need help drinking all of them as I try to get this art form down!
This one might be one of my favorites. Not only is it a beautiful swan, it’s also in all of my favorite colors! Plus, I like how this swan seems to be swimming in a blue green lake. I seriously need to teach myself how to make latte art. Soon, my Instagram and Facebook feeds will be full of epic fails of myself attempting to recreate things like this. It’s gonna be hysterical. This is a warning to all my friends who follow me that this is going to happen, and it’s going to be terrible and wonderful all at the same time. I welcome your criticism and laughter at my attempts at latte art designs.
Well, there you have it, folks! A look into this new form of espresso art! Who all would try one of these brightly colored lattes? I think I’m going to try to make one to...espresso myself. Too much? I’m terrible at latte art (and puns), but we’ll see if I can make a squiggle! Share with me if you’ve tried to make latte art in any form, so we can talk about how awesome it is! Don’t forget to share this post with your family and friends, and let me know if you have or want to try a rainbow latte. And, as always, stay creative my friends.