There are only few things more ritualistic than a morning cup of coffee. Probably most of us will admit that it would be hard to imagine our mornings without this magical drink. Not only does it smell good but it's also one of the easiest ways to wake ourselves up and have a few minutes for ourselves before the beginning of our fast-paced day. And since sometimes we only have a few minutes to grab this magical drink from the nearest coffee shop, some baristas always try to lighten our day by painting some amazing latte art.
One of these amazing baristas is Japanese artist Ku-san who goes by the username kunit92. While some of baristas draw flowers, hearts, or sometimes recreate famous paintings, Ku-san decided to take latte art to another level and draw his favorite creatures - birds. Ku-san is a home barista who has taken on latte art as a hobby. As the owner of a domestic parrot, Sakura, she combined two of her passions and depicts all kinds of colorful bird species in her mesmerizing latte designs. Let's admit that these designs are so lovely that it would be a shame to drink this kind of latte!
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"It was fun to talk to everyone while having tea after the whole latte experience. My feelings for birds come from my heart! The model was a participant's bird."
"Isn't he just lovely?"
"This was also latte art inspired by the model image. I accidentally forgot some finishing touches like cheeks, etc. However, I'll try again!"
"This was actually a trial design."
"Today is the perfect day for matcha tea."
"The blue beauty. Although sometimes we have to face many troubles, we have to remember our main goal."
"I was inspired by the model's image. I think that it's really lovely that the bottom of this cute bird is slightly lifted."
"It's not diagonally up but down. Well..."
"It was quite difficult and challenging to do this latte art. Not only did this little fellow have many colors but he was also pretty difficult!"
"I am really excited because I will participate in a few Latte Art events! It'll be my first time and I'm really happy about it."
"A little bird with a sleeve. It's quite easy to do this kind of latte art."
"Today is the day for cherry blossoms."
"My friend drew me a sketch for this latte art! Isn't it cute?"
"It should be understandable for those who usually understand."
"I tried to make it with espresso but I couldn't do it so I used hot chocolate instead. And the bird has a nice little pose."
"Mr. Sekisei arranged the model for my next latte art creation. Then I was allowed to do my part - create latte art."
"I think I should give it another try. When I took a video for reference, the painting time was 14 minutes. I am not happy with the main line. Only the head looks good and definitely better than yesterday."
"Today is the 5th anniversary of meeting my parrot, Sakura. I remember that it was really hot and I went to the nearest pet shop. I fell in love with Sakura the moment I saw her. And hey, it's already been five years!"
"It took me only 4 minutes to create this one!"
"Today's April Fool's day."
"It looks like he wants to drink it! We will have espresso today."
"I'm so excited to participate in the Latte Art competition! Thank you in advance!"
"This is all for this one. I really like this cockatiel called Sashi."
"The beautiful pinkish/grayish feathers are really nice."
"Boko's legs are really cute."
"Latte art for the customer."
"Sometimes it's difficult to make these tiny details. It's hoji tea latte."
"It is coffee time with Mr. Kurimaro's cockatiel. He gave me a cookie as a present! The taste of the local waltz espresso is also good."
"I had to use a slightly different pouring technique for this one. When I pour the body into the wing, it often gets smaller. I can tell from my experience that it's best to pour without raising the pitcher."