attended this event a few weeks back where the internationally renowned, New
York based coffee artist and barista Michael
Breach showcased his incredible talent. Thanks to an exclusive collaboration
in popularity, coffee art is rapidly becoming an expected element of coffee
appreciation. Nowadays, no flat white, cappuccino or latte is seen as complete
without some form of embellishment, be it a heart motif, leaf pattern or if the
barista is really good, perhaps some kind of a figurative element. No one knows
this better than internationally acclaimed ‘fine art coffee portraiture artist’
Michael Breach. Michael is widely lauded as the Da Vinci of coffee art, a
barista with an ability to perfectly capture people’s faces with his amazing
portraiture, by creating images using a toothpick to stroke the coffee cream
into the crema or foam in the cup.
self-described “barista to the stars” creates realistic celebrity portraits of
the likes of Kurt Cobain, Leonardo Di Caprio and Romeo and Juliet which he
calls “Foameo and Juliet”. Michael’s unique talent has taken him all over the
world including South Africa.