You’ve probably noticed that so-called “Latte Art” has become really popular in Japan recently.
And “Japanese Latte Art” is the most amazing and cutest out there!
Recent Hype: Japanese Latte Art
Kazuki Yamamoto is probably the one who made it so popular. He’s a barista in Osaka who has created some nice pieces of latte art.
In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, you should check out the following articles:
- Masterpiece In A Mug: Japanese Latte Art Will Perk You Up
- More Incredible 3D Latte Art by Kazuki Yamamoto
- Colorful latte art! Japanese barista creates coffee with character
- There’s a Sailor Moon in my Coffee! Photos and Tips From a Japanese Manga Latte Artist
Latte Art At Home: Cat Marshmallows
After following the hype and enjoying all the great photos for a while, I decided it’s time to try it myself.
I’m a huge cat lover, so I was glad when I found these adorable cat marshmallows.
Ok, technically it’s not real latte art, but that’s a great solution for the ones among us who aren’t as talented as that barista in Osaka. *g*
I looked around online and found “Marshmallow Shop Yawahada” where they sell different cat related marshmallows.
They even ship overseas (outside of Japan)!
I chose this set called “Cafe Cat & Paw“.
Just as the name suggests, you’ll find a few cat paws and cats inside the cute box.
To be more precise: 2 brown paws, 2 white paws and two cats.
Type 1: Cat
As it’s really cute and a lot of fun, I wanted to share the whole process with you.
Since we’re talking about marshmallows, you can also eat them just like that. But where’s the fun in that, right?
You can put the marshmallow into your coffee, but also into a cup of tea.
The marshmallows are all very sweet.
The cute cat marshmallow will melt quickly into your hot beverage.
It’s so adorable that I thought I might not be able to drink it.
Just look at the face! It’s saying: “I’m drowning! Help!”
Once it has completely melted, you’ve technically created your own “latte art”.
Although in this case, it’s “marshmallow art”, but let us not become picky!
As it isn’t milk, it won’t mix with the coffee. It’s more like cream, floating on top of your beverage.
I recommend using a spoon, so you can fully enjoy the sweetness of the melted marshmallow. (Although I did feel a bit sorry for the cute cat.)
Type 2: Paw
Next, let’s see how the cat paw “performs”.
OMG! There’s a paw floating in my coffee!
As you can see it melts really quickly and all you have to do is to sit back and wait (and take millions of photos).
The paw itself takes longer to melt, so it really looks like a paw is floating in your coffee.
Once it has melted completely, you can finally enjoy your marshmallow coffee with “latte art”.
Latte Art – Your Experience
So, I’m sure you’ve heard of Japanese Latte Art before and if not, you know about it NOW! *g*
What do you think about it? Simply adorable or something the world doesn’t need?
Have you tried any “Latte Art” yet?
Have you been to a café that offered great “Latte Art”?
Feel free to share your photos! ^___^