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This barista’s latte art might just break the internet

Posted May 12

If you’ve ever paused to snap a photo of your latte art before ever taking that first sip of coffee, then you’re certainly not alone. But if you really want to up your Instagram game, you’ll want to pay a visit to Seoul, South Korea. This is where barista Kangbin Lee creates latte art masterpieces.

I mean, he literally recreates masterpieces. I’m talking recreating the painting “Starry Night” and so much more. In latte form. And it’s all with a technique he’s dubbed “cremart.”

너무나 많이 예약해주시는 별이빛나는밤에 – 빈 고흐 . 현재 크리마트 예약은 4월 15일 이후부터 가능하세요😄 . . . . #씨스루 #cthrough #카페씨스루 #커피스타그램 #경리단길 #경리단길카페 #경리단길맛집 #녹사평 #녹사평카페 #이태원 #이태원카페 #이태원맛집 #라떼아트 #크리마트 #먹스타그램 #latteartporn #dailyart #coffee #barista #baristalife #latte #latteart #baristadaily #cafelatte #coffeetime #creamart #espresso #artwork

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Where Does Latte Art Inspiration Come From?

After 10 years at the C.Through coffee shop in Seoul, Lee’s gotten pretty darn good at creating almost whatever he wants along the top of your coffee cup.

“I get inspiration for my art from various themes such as movies, politics, anniversaries, national holidays, and more,” Lee told A Plus.

스피드하게 키티😜 . . 원두납품 및 라떼아트 교육 문의 (카톡) CTHROUGH . 대관 및 크리마트 단체 원데이 클래스 문의 @c.through / tel) 070-7796-8991 . . . #씨스루 #cthrough #카페씨스루 #커피스타그램 #경리단길 #경리단길카페 #경리단길맛집 #녹사평 #녹사평카페 #이태원 #이태원카페 #이태원맛집 #라떼아트 #바리스타그램 #크리마트 #에스프레소 #먹스타그램 #latteartporn #dailyart #coffee #barista #baristalife #latte #latteart #baristadaily #cafelatte #coffeetime #creamart #espresso #artwork

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One peek at his personal Instagram and you’ll be absolutely blown away. Because you’ve certainly never seen latte art quite like this before.

A Plus describes Lee’s “cremart” technique as using cold coffee, a layer of cream, and then drawing the image itself using ingredients such as chocolate, espresso and food coloring.

According to a post Lee wrote and posted on Bored Panda, he’s just hoping some people get enjoyment out of what he does.

“I wanted to find amazing and delicate new flavor of coffee so I developed Cremart. And now, many people likes [sic] my Cremart. I hope here I’ll find some more people who will enjoy it. Thank you.”

And I think people definitely do!

Through his work as a barista, he learned that a cup of coffee means so much more than just a cup of coffee. Instead, coffee becomes “a medium of communication that connects people,” he told A Plus. And he shows the world that “a cup of coffee can be memorable and a work of art.”

#어버이날 오늘만큼은 부모님께 꼭 사랑한다고 말씀드리고 꼬옥 안아주기💕 감사합니다 #어버이날 . . . . #씨스루 #cthrough #카페씨스루 #커피스타그램 #경리단길 #경리단길카페 #경리단길맛집 #녹사평 #녹사평카페 #이태원 #이태원카페 #이태원맛집 #라떼아트 #바리스타그램 #크리마트 #에스프레소 #먹스타그램 #latteartporn #dailyart #coffee #baristalife #latteart #baristadaily #cafelatte #coffeetime #creamart #artwork

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In fact, it might even be a reason to travel. Because I don’t know about you, but I’m dying to get my hands on a Lee-crafted beverage!

This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.


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