THE AMAZING JAPANESE ARTY LATTE PERFECTED IN 5 MINUTES USING TOOTHPICK AND A SPOON

Coffee sculptureIntricate: Some sculptures, such as this cat watching fish in a pond, spread over two cups. Many show popular cartoon characters, such as the three-eyed aliens from Toy Story

  • Kazuki Yamamato creates turns his hands to both portraits and sculpture
  • The barista has created bunnies, hippos and even giraffes
  • His skills have earned him 82,000 followers on Twitter

By David Gardner

If you like to play with the froth on your coffee, here’s a challenge for you – could you make something as striking as these?

The rabbit, hippo and giraffe emerging from the coffee cups are the astonishing work of a barista in a Japanese cafe. Japanese latte artist Kazuki Yamamoto has taken coffee art to a higher level. While others may try swirling their flat images on foam, the 26-year-old specialises in building 3-D sculptures, some of them even climbing out of one cup and into another.

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