Latte Art - Every cup tells a story! Lets have a little FUN…

There are a few things I favor:

  • Purple – the color.
  • International travel.
  • Good community stewardship.
  • Courage in creativity.
  • Newly roasted, freshly ground coffee.

Wanna make me really happy?? 

Bring me a latte!

Here’s how I like it:

  • 16 ounces.
  • Skim.
  • Half-caf.
  • Light foam.
  • Extra hot (about 170F degrees).
  • Bonus points if it comes with a low-sugar biscotti NOT covered in chocolate.

This is my vice. I even have a Coffee Shop Finder app on my Android phone.  Starbucks and Caribou Coffee are great, but I really love exploring local “mom & pop” shops!

Yesterday afternoon when a latte would have hit the spot, my Twitter stream included a link to an article on Latte Art.  So of course, I clicked…

A delightful read — I learned all about a little coffee shop in Maine that “handles coffee like the gift it is,” brewing only by manual methods.  Anne, one of their brand ambassadors – a previous Barista – shared her enthusiasm and methodology of latte art.

I was impressed by their Thursday Night Throwdown — a latte art championship where registration fees are donated  to Coffee Kids, a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of coffee-farming families.  The food economy is a big focus in my local area, so I appreciated the words about food crops touching many people from farmer to server.  The same with coffee!

Watch a quick videoSee Anne describe that there’s a story in every cup.

Did you see the tulip? And with soy milk, no less!  (Now I need to find a latte artist near me…)

This beautiful stuff just begs for Media Muffins!

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What is your vice?

How do you like your latte?

I really want to know…Tell me about your favorites below!