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Café / Latte Art
Latte art is a method of preparing coffee by pouring steamed milk onto a carefully crafted shot of espresso, whilst controlling the mixing of the white foam and dark coffee, creating an intricate and recognisable pattern or design on the surface of the resulting latte. It can also be embellished by simply "drawing" in the top layer of foam.

Latte art is particularly difficult to create consistently, due to the demanding conditions required of both the espresso shot and milk. This, in turn, is limited by the experience of the barista and quality of the espresso machine. The pour itself, then, becomes the last challenge for the latte artist.

Diego has boundless enthusiasm and patience in equal measure, and has endeavoured to train everyone in the studio to make their own favourite cup of coffee. Included in the training is much encouragement for the talented designers amongst us to explore opportunities for the final frothy flourish.....sadly, apart from Diego, few score more than 5/10. However, we now have a regular prize for the most promising examples of this unique art form.