Drinks and Art

Latte art

When ordering a cup of cappuccino or latte, it is always pleasant to get not just a high-quality drink, but some kind of drawing on it. Interesting is the observation of the barista who makes this drawing. The process of painting is very similar to the work of an artist, where every movement and idea of ​​the artist is important.

Sometimes, the complexity of the drawing delights and pleasantly surprises when you see something unusual and new for yourself. This once again confirms the opinion that coffee is an art. It is not for nothing that most baristas are people who are directly or indirectly associated with creativity. Every day, the guys try to go further and come up with something new to delight visitors and improve their skills. Drawings on coffee are like a dialogue between a visitor and a barista. It’s always interesting to see how people react when they receive a drink. Such things add soulfulness to the drink and the place where you buy it.

To understand the origins of Latte Art, you need to look into the distant past. The first drawings, like the latte drink itself, were invented in Italy. This country has a special relationship with coffee. At that time, baristas began to serve cappuccino and latte with simple patterns: “flower”, “apple” and “heart”. These patterns became the basis for Latte Art. Also, one of the popularizers of this art was David Schomer in the 80s-90s. He developed a culture of coffee drawing in the United States, wrote many articles, and published the book “Coffee Espresso. A Guide for Professionals “. All this contributed to the development of the coffee culture in general.

In the modern world, the art of drawing on coffee has become very popular. For many years there have been local and world championships among baristas in Latte Art. This encourages participants to come up with more complex designs, use colors, and new techniques. The first drawings were quite primitive, simple. The first drawings are “Rosetta” and “Heart”. Initially, as a category, ie the subject of drawings was more abstract than now. Drawings: dog and lion. If animals were drawn, it was purely one animal, such as a dog, from only one angle. Now, everything has progressed so much that looking at the picture you can determine the specific breed of dog. When the bear was painted, it was primitive, but now you can see the clear outlines of the forest or small details. Actually, the tool used to paint is called latte art foam.

Smoothie bowls

Bowls have long gained popularity in the East, where it is considered a trend in healthy eating and is called the “Bowl of Buddha”. Legend has it that Buddha always took his food from a small bowl. He usually did this after meditation, and passersby served him food in a bowl (by the way, this practice is still widespread among Buddhists).

Due to the fact that food was usually shared only by the poor, the Buddha’s bowl most often ended up with very simple foods: rice, beans, and curry. This, in fact, is the basis of the “Bowl of Buddha” nutrition system: a portion of a meal should be small and as simple as possible.

A small amount of food is the main condition for bowls. Nutritionists assure that this is the guarantee of health and a beautiful figure. The “Buddha Bowl” can be both a main meal and a light snack.

The main base for bowling is greens, grains and cereals, plant proteins, healthy fats from seeds, nuts or avocados, vegetables, and healthy sauces. Ingredients from these categories can be tailored to your taste and mixed for variety each time.

Anastasia Fetter

Anastasia Fetter