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Latte art is nothing new, but the designs that NYC barista Mike Breach does certainly are. He paints portraits and other intricate pictures (like the New York City skyline!) right into the foamy latte surface. He finds the whole process a little more meaningful and personal: "This doesn't last forever," he says. "I think that's what makes it special...I just painted it for that person to see." 

→ See more of Mike Breach's creations at his Tumblr page: Baristart

Via The Atlantic

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