Ever wanted to practise your barista skills but can’t afford to waste all that espresso? Las Vegas-based barista Mason Salisbury certainly has, and that’s why he’s come up with a clever alternative. Instead of using espresso, he uses food dye.

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Have a look at the pictures below to see his brilliant creations for yourself. He makes them by steaming milk which he then infuses with food dye before pouring the foam into a cup. He finishes them off with an artistic flourish in order to create these beautiful multi-coloured leaf patterns.

Like what you see? Then be sure to head on over to his Instagram page where you can find many more of his fantastic creations. Coffee never looked so good, especially when it isn’t even coffee!

More info: Instagram (h/t: design taxi)