The barista who’s taking coffee art to a whole new level

Lee Kang Bin is reinventing cafe art. Photo: Lee Kang Bin/Instagram
Lee Kang Bin is reinventing cafe art. Photo: Lee Kang Bin/Instagram

Would you like cream, sugar and art with that?

A South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artwork on the foamy cream topping their drinks.

Photo: Lee Kang Bin/Instagram

Lee Kang Bin uses food colouring and small brushes, spoons and tools that look like mini ice picks to draw people, animals, Disney characters and landscapes on coffee.

Lee has recreated famous paintings such as the 1893 Edvard Munch masterpiece The Scream. This month the mocha master reproduced a couple’s Niagara Falls holiday photo atop a cup of cold java.

Photo: Lee Kang Bin/Instagram

Lee creates the designs at the C.Through coffee shop in Seoul and calls them Creamart. He said the delicate process takes him about an hour per cup and customers have to order in advance.

Photo: Lee Kang Bin/Instagram

To see more of Lee’s wonderful creations, check out his Instagram page.

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