If you thought adding a swirl to your freshly brewed latte shows your artistic flair then think again. Mike Breach, known as Baristart has taken the art of making coffee to a whole new level by creating detailed art in latte foam using just a bamboo skewer. It all began while working in New York City at a lonely hotel barista station, and he used 'latte art' to pass the time.
Breach is completely self-taught and claims to be inspired by Wonka and Warhol. From Jesus to Michael Jackson, his work features portraits of famous faces, including celebrities, film characters, animals and various other subjects. Since going viral on instagram, Bartistart now has many followers on his tumblr, facebook and twitter pages, and fans include Chelsea Clinton. So if you're in New York and fancy a unique hot beverage head to the Breslin at the Ace Hotel, and be sure to appreciate the work of a great artist before you take a sip.
Fancy creating your own work of art? See our great range of tea and coffee accessories we stock! You can create a great latte with the Latte Glasses from Arcoroc or the Royal Genware Bowl Cups & Saucers. Or try your hand at the classic Irish Coffee with our Irish Coffee Glasses Gift Set or the classic Irish Coffee Glasses by bar@drinkstuff. If you're struggling to create art in your coffee you can always use Coffee Stencils as featured in the Irish Coffee Serving Set to get a professional finish! We'd love you to post your images on our facebook page!
We’re very excited this week at the Drinkstuff office with the arrival of our new Irish Coffee Gift Set from Bar@drinkstuff (to be sure!). This stylish set comes with 4 tall and slim coffee glasses in an elegant contemporary styled striped stainless steel handle and surround, to keep those fingers from burning. They also come with their own matching stainless steel coasters and stirring spoons that double as straws - genius! (Slurp!)
This funky little Irish Coffee Set is perfect for a round of after-dinner party drinks and we’ve had lots of fun here in the office coming up with our own after-dinner drink and liqueur combinations! Gin and coffee anyone? ...hmmm maybe not.
For those of you who like their liqueur on the side, try combining these with our Chocolate Shot Cups for the most decadent post-dessert buzz!
The Original Irish Coffee
Are you wondering how to make Irish Coffee? Just for your pleasure, here’s a handy Irish coffee recipe courtesy of www.foodnetwork.com
Ingredients (per glass)
- 200ml freshly brewed hot coffee
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 jigger Irish whiskey (15ml or 3 tablespoons)
- Heavy cream, slightly whipped
Fill your coffee glasses with hot water to preheat it, then empty. Pour piping hot coffee into warmed glass until it is about 3/4 full. Add the brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Blend in Irish whiskey. Top with a collar of the whipped heavy cream by pouring gently over back of spoon. Serve hot.
Swap the Whiskey for your favourite spirit. Try Tia Maria, Amaretto or Baileys Irish Cream for a sumptuous after-dinner experience!