Coffee — decorations in froth…

Coffee froth flowersI just learned today when I read last Wednesday’s Washington Post Food section that I’d missed the Coffee Fest which was held from Feb 15 to 17th at the Washington DC Convention Center. On the whole it wouldn’t be that bad to miss but the paper said there’d be a contest for barristas to show off their skills making pictures in the froth of espressos. The image shows an example of such work from Aaron DeLazzer’s Milk Frothing Guide on his CoffeeGeek website.

I’ve read about Latte Art but have only enjoyed it via YouTube — search on Latte Art. I really wished I managed to see this done for real. There’s something about art that is so transitory — pictures in coffee froth, snow flakes, ice crystals on a window pane — fleeting and beautiful in a way that makes you appreciate the day and life. Coffee philosophy lives on, I guess.