Nerdy Latte Art Is More Amazing In Colour

You know what's more mind-blowing that latte art? Latte art drawn in vibrant colour. And this Japanese coffee craftsman has mastered it.

You are looking at the work of "Nowtoo Sugi". Starting this past February, Sugi began using coloured bartender syrups to, as the hobby artist says, "paint" on coffee. Sugi isn't the only one to create colourful lattes, but is certainly one of the best.

So, for example, Sugi uses Blue Hawaii syrup for, well, blue and strawberry syrup for red or pink. The colours are mixed with steamed milk for variation.

Sugi's work features video game, anime, and movie characters from Japan and the West. The first, or one of the first, colour coffees the artist did was of One Piece's Donquixote Doflamingo (below).

Soon after that, the frothy painter followed up with Nintendo's Kirby character.

And Sugi also does 3D latte art — that is, colour 3D latte art.

The Japanese latte artist says this as a hobby — a way to blow off steam, if you will. So, since Sugi does this at home, that means only friends and family get to sample this amazing looking coffee. But who could drink such amazing art?

Sugi, thankfully, does share the work online Below, you can check out some videos, which show how these vibrant java works are bought to life.

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    Looks amazing.. But so pointless. There has to be a better medium which you can still work with entirely liquids without having it be completely for nothing except one or two pictures of it.. I mean these are as much art as anything, just seems like such a waste of time effort and talent.

    Last edited 18/05/13 7:49 pm

      You may have missed the point.
      I believe the idea of 'latte art' is that it's a thoughtful last minute touch that makes that coffee special. It's not a gesture that the barista would always need to do & they know full well the coffee is about to be drank, therefore ruining their hard work with the first sip. But they do it anyway. That is what makes it so special.
      Or some shit.

      No appreciation for the arts but you have no idea how difficult it is do do coffee art like that. Most of it is just 2 colors, this guy has gone nuts on it. this guy would have a line out the door and down the street everyday just for his coffee, i know i would.

        I'm not dissing it at all.. I said it was art, to diss it would be to say it's decorative food or something, also not sure why I would look for a way to preserve something I thought sucked or was just for consuming haha..

        It's ok though - I'll downvote your mothers pie recipe to get my revenge.. muahaha.

    Art doesn't have to be permanent to be admirable. In fact, a lot of art isn't. It's not a waste of anything.

    Very well done, but the coffee would be stone cold by the time it gets to the table!

    these look crazy good, shame the coffee will taste like junk with the flavoured syrup instead of just food colouring.

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